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A great place to spend a day or two, or more; The Egg is isolated from the circus in the Winebottle Area but has enough climbs to keep you busy for a few trips. The giant egg-shaped tower has exposed rock almost entirely around the circumference so you can pick your desired sun exposure to suit the temps. There are comfy ledges to hang out on, shade to be found, and the north and west faces have lines that are climbable in the rain. There heaps of climbs in a variety of climbing styles and grades, from 5.7 to 5.12, though most the notable lines are in the 10+/11 range.
Take a right down the first small road about 2 miles past the river. They were doing a lot of construction when I was there so I couldn’t tell you what it would look like today. We also had to try a couple of driveways on the right before finding the correct one that took us over to the rock. Good luck.
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Rooster Booster 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Asia : China : ... : North Face
The best 'easy' route in the area, and a great if not a tad long warm-up. Be sure to have a 70m rope for this one.A strenuous start leads to a long, varied, enjoyable climb through pockets, thin edges, overhangs, and even some crack climbing up to the anchors. No distinct crux, but several spots that will make you pause and think -- and the length could test your endurance.This is the better of the two 5's (French) in the area, though the other is easier at 5.9 (All the King's Horses)....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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