Choss Cave in Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon
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This wall was developed in 2002-2003 by Martin Berzins, Max Dufford, and Walter Anyan. A steep cave offering powerful, shorter routes on cobbles. This cave has cleaned up to be quite solid, but holds still occasionally break.
There are numerous link-ups of every imaginable combination. I did not list these.
The wall is shady after 2pm.
To find Choss cave, park off the road about ½ mile before the Dry wall pull-out. (There is small dirt road to a small opening). Find the small trail and follow either a stream or streambed, depending on season, for about 20 minutes. A small trail heads up right (there were some bones in the stream prior to the trail breaking right). Follow this trail up a drainage for about 5 minutes, then you should see a large cave up and left.
Access to this cave is restricted from late Dec to April 15.
Climbing Season For the Echo Canyon area.
Weather station 2.8 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Choss Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Choss Cave:
Hybrid 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Zohan 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Zinger 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Featured Route For Choss Cave
The Warm-Up 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b UT
: Echo Canyon
: ... : Choss Cave
Originally rated 12a and the warm-up on the wall, key holds have broken over the years making this harder and reachier and not the best warm-up. Climb big holds to the bulge, clip the doubledraw and go big to the ledge hold up and right. Stay with it through the final moves to the pull the lip....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
East side close-up of Choss Cave
West side close-up of Choss Cave
Choss Cave, Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 24, 2015
As of fall 2015, many of the fixed draws are in need of replacement. Many have been here for nearly 15 years. We've been working to replace the draws on the routes that we've been on recently, but if you plan on coming here this fall, maybe bring a few that you would not mind leaving. As of now Hybrid, Chostakovitch, and Zohan are in good shape and a few other random draws here and there have also be replaced. Be on the lookout, some of the draws that we removed were severely abraded and sun damaged.