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Summary

Small volcanic plug in the middle of the gully.

Description

Short routes, up to 25m in length, nice for a day's outing on beginner to mid-grade routes. Routes listed L to R (anti-clockwise), starting at Poached.

Access issues inherited from Mt Maroon

Access from the carpark at Cotswold Rd. to the National Park is across gazetted private land - from the sluice gate:

walk up roughly 400m to the National Parks sign:

This is the start of the National Park. Visitors are urged to stay on the path or use established tracks, rather than blazing a new trail.

Approach

Follow the hiker's track up past the rocky outcrop above Viewpoint Buttress, follow the track another 10mins, passing Jezebel on the left, Where the track veers right & starts down a slope, it winds into the steep gully, you will see Egg Rock. 45-60min walk-in.

Ethic inherited from Mt Maroon

Sport bolting is a big no-no here. If you place a bolt here, you'd better have a damn good reason, even then, expect it to be chopped.

History

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Quite possibly scaled by Bert Salmon or Don Groom prior to Rick arriving in 1968. First official development goes to Rick, Chris & Mike as one of the very first areas to be developed at Maroon in 1968. Rick would bring small groups here for a TR'ing session & day at Maroon in the early days. Andrew Barry established 2 routes here in 1984.

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Routes

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Start at the big "P" on the back of Egg Rock. Good off-width training with large gear. Rap tree/bush on top.

FA: Rick White, Chris Meadows & Mike Meadows, 1968

The overhanging corner, right of Poached. Some spaced gear below & above the FH.

FA: Andrew Barry & Warren Lee, 1984

Unknown. Probably up the vertical face right of Meek and left of Boiled?

FA: Andrew Barry & Gordon Bieske, 1984

Left side of the rock (left of the Fried corner). Up the obvious crack, then out left onto rib & up this to top. Nice adventurous climbing in an exposed position.

FA: Rick White, Chris Meadows & Mike Meadows, 1968

Right of Boiled. Left facing corner & cave. Straight up the corner on thin holds. Easier once cave is reached, bridge out of this (no gear) to top.

FA: Rick White, Chris Meadows & Mike Meadows, 1968

On the RHS of the North facing side. Up the crack & weakness on small but good jugs. Pleasant climbing.

FA: Rick White, Chris Meadows & Mike Meadows, 1968

Overhanging crack Corner opposite Egg Rock. Scramble down the gully behind Egg Rock. A fierce problem, 80° overhanging corner. Top roped by Rick, as a joke. Back then, grade 19 didn't exist.

FA: Rick White, 1968

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