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.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
29 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Rooster Booster 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Asia
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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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From: Laurens, SC
May 25, 2014
The right turn to go to the Egg is not obvious, but it is just before the more obvious road that veers right to go to White Mountain (maybe 50 yds?). There is a building very close to the right hand side of the road, then the concrete road turns to dirt and gravel after veering between a few ponds. The trail gradually turns to a small walking path and goes through some farm houses. Go toward the karst that looks most like it would be called "The Egg."
The path that we took up to the crag, which was the most obvious, came up under Rooster Booster. It was a pretty tough bushwack through a jungle for 50 yds or so, but the area at the base of the cliff in that area was nice, though quite hot and humid.
All of these conditions are as of May 2014. Who knows what it will look like after several months.