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Chostakovitch S 
Cow Belly , The S 
Hybrid S 
Lemmiwinks Ate My Metrosexual Trousers S 
Mad Choss Disease S 
Max's Warm Up - Direct S 
Max's Warm-Up S 
Not the Warm-Up S 
Traverse S 
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Wally World S 
Warm-Up, The S 
Zinger  S 
Zohan S 

Choss Cave Rock Climbing 

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Echo Canyon Seasonal Closure: Jan. 1 - second Saturday in April MORE INFO >>>


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 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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Choss Cave:
Not the Warm-Up   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport   
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   
Zohan   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
Zinger    5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
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Featured Route For Choss Cave

Zohan 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  UT : Echo Canyon : ... : Choss Cave
Starts with moderate pulls to the 1/2 way point. Then long move off a pocket, to a hard/low percentage crimpy crux at the top. Zohan was not the original name, but it is the one that stuck. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of Choss Cave Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: East side close-up of Choss Cave
East side close-up of Choss Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: West side close-up of Choss Cave
West side close-up of Choss Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Choss Cave, Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon
Choss Cave, Mill Canyon, Echo Canyon

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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.

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