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The Egg is probably the most popular crag in Yangshuo and for good reasons. There are at least 37 routes on high quality rock with grades ranging from 5.7 to 5.12b. The climbs are mostly single pitch with a few multi pitch routes as well. The crag incorporates the East Face, North East Face, North Face and West Face. Because The Egg faces three sides it is possible to climb in either the sun or shade at any time of the day. The North and West faces stay mostly dry in the rain.
Straw Noise Sheep Ernie
1st Pitch - 5.11a 2nd Pitch - 5.11c
The 1st pitch is technical climbing on small holds.
|4||Chocolate Milk Crack||5.9||26m|
Cover Boy Meets Mr Hilti
Steep bouldery start
The Deviant Direct
1st Pitch: 5.9 2nd Pitch: 5.8 3rd Pitch: 5.7
The Never Ending Story
1st Pitch: 5.10c 2nd Pitch: 5.10d Can be led as one pitch to the top anchor and descended in two rappels.
1st Pitch: 5.10c 2nd Pitch: 5.11d 1st pitch as the same as The Never Ending Story. Can be led as one pitch to the top anchor and descended in two rappels.
The Deviant, Original Start
This pitch goes to the belay on the large ledge at 25m but if you are not doing the upper pitches you can avoid the traverse by lowering of the belay at 22m.
FA: Paul Collis, Bob Keaty
The big holds are on the left
|11||Sha Bi Ab Bi||5.10a||21m|
|13||Too Much Ecstasy||5.10c||22m|
The following routes need deleting
|15||Name? First pitch||21||15m|
|16||Name? Second Pitch||22||15m|
|17||Variant second pitch||24||15m|
|19||The Deviant Direct Start||17||25m|
|20||Deviant Pitch 2||16|
|21||Deviant Pitch 3||15|
|3||Way to Hilldurado||5.13a|
|4||"Three's a Crowd" aka "The Wiggle"||5.12b|
Hard thin face climbing up the pillar right of TFD. Shares the start and the chain with TFD.
FA: Yann Gauthier, 2006
Hanging in the Balance
Excellent face climbing, long moves on small holds.
Chuck if you want to
FA: Dave Gliddon
|9||Poser's Lonely Reunion||5.10c||22m|
|11||All the King's Horses||5.9||27m|
|12||Alice in Wonderland||17||9m|
This is on the north face not the west
All the Kings Horses
This is on the north face not the west
|18||Posers Lonely Return||5.10d|
I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be "Pumpy Brewster", the 6b+ (though, really more like 6a+) to the left of Mr. Greenwood. It follows the obvious arete up the left side of the face -- it would be quite a good route if not for the plethora of large and line-bending holds to the left. The end result is a route that looks pretty nice from the ground, but doesn't climb nearly so nice in practice.
FA: Colton Linderman
FA: Paul Collis, Andrew Christenson, 2007
|4||From Finland With Love||5.10d|
|5||Let Me See Your War Face!||5.11d|
|8||Trust Issues and Scar Tissue||5.9|