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Count Chossula 
Green Eggs and Ham 

Breakfast Crags  


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 35.6846, -117.8899 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Above Indian Wells Canyon is this collection of odd formations characterized mainly by chossy rock, but displaying occasional rock of a higher quality, generally about as good as the average rock found at Indian Cove in Joshua Tree.

This desert environment at approximately 4,000 feet is best to climb in from fall to spring. We explored this small area somewhat extensively looking for evidence of route development and found nothing. The rock quality is such that it's not too surprising, but there appear to be some worthwhile routes, including one that we put up on one of the most striking faces of the most immediately attractive formations.

With decent rock at Heller Rocks, it's no surprise that this area escaped development. Now that wilderness restrictions have basically close Heller Rocks to casual cragging, this might one day be a reasonable stop on your way through the area.

Getting There 

Follow the general directions for Indian Wells Canyon.

Instead of continuing down the dirt road to the Owens Peak Trail parking area you will turn right shortly after crossing the LA Aqueduct and start climbing the north side of the canyon below the Five Fingers. The road is sort of steep and soft, so four wheel drive is nice, but maybe not necessary. Continue up this road to a parking area that is at this lat/long: 35.68459, -117.88994

Count Chossula's south face is right in front of you when you park.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Breakfast Crags:
Pancakes and Cornflakes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Green Eggs and Ham
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Joe steps off the pillar into the seam on the first ascent of Grape Nuts.

Grape Nuts 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Green Eggs and Ham
North face of Green Eggs and Ham. The route begins at the base of the seam that splits the center of the face. Set up your belay at the top from a natural arch, a large patina plate, and cam under the dike at the top of the route. Descend by downclimbing (5.5 or so) to (or rappelling from the patina plate to) the notch above Pancakes and Cornflakes and walking down the gravelly slope. Alternately, continue to the top of the formation and downclimb a water groove on the east face of the rock/...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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