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Choss Cave  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

To find Choss cave, park off the road about 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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',11],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Choss Cave:
The Warm-Up   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Not the Warm-Up   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
Mad Choss Disease   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   
Chostakovitch   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   
Hybrid   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Choss Cave

Traverse 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  UT : Echo Canyon : ... : Choss Cave
This traverse starts on The Warm-up and finishes on CowBelly. The first 4-6 bolts makes a pretty good warm-up....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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East side close-up of Choss Cave
East side close-up of Choss Cave
West side close-up of Choss Cave
West side close-up of Choss Cave
Choss Cave, Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon
Choss Cave, Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon

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