A good cliff with better rock and routes than the name suggests.
Stays in the shade till 2pm.
- In wet weather conditions, skip this area. A day or two after rain or snow, the wall seeps considerably and most routes are unclimbable. In addition, the nature of this crag tends to be loose, holds here will break a lot faster in wet and moist conditions.
Drive 1.6 miles up from the Storm Mountain Picnic Area you'll see a steep wall (The Choss Garden) up in a gulley on the north side of the road. There's a house on the south side of the road. Park on the shoulder just up canyon from the house and enter the gulley where you'll run into the talus slope. 15 minutes approach.
At the top of the main talus slope stay to the left. Head up the rocky/pruned trail another 5 mins till level with the first routes.
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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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I might be stupid, but there are about 12 gullies ...
|By C Trudeau|
From: Driggs, Idaho
Mar 22, 2010
Found a helmet at the base on 3/21/10. Drop me a line to get it back.
|By Cowboy Roy|
From: SLC, UT
Oct 15, 2011
anyone have any info on the fixed routes ?
From: centerville, utah
Aug 11, 2012
As you start up the trail go left and not right like we did.
Jun 7, 2013
CAUTION, SKETCHY BOLT ON 12d, FAR LEFT SIDE OF CHOSS GARDEN
On the 5.12d on the far LEFT side of the crag, the 3rd bolt had a small block / hold next to it with a chalk "X" on it. Seemed suspicious so we wiggled it and it came of, revealing a very questionable bolt placement with what looks to be small stress fractures in the surrounding stone.
Would recommend avoiding this bolt. Needs to be moved to more solid territory. Hard to say how solid it is, really, but a visual inspection does not inspire confidence.
|By lance bateman|
Jan 27, 2014
Had a nice afternoon of climbing at the Choss Garden. Mid 40's, sunny and Fun routes. But many of the belay anchors and the fixed chains? left me wondering... Is it really that hard to set up a route with decent hardware that makes sense?
|By Mark Lewis|
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 25, 2014
Directions indicate to drive 1.6 miles up canyon from Storm Mountain picnic area - following these directions puts you at the base of the s-curves and Mill-B trailhead.
Rather, from the intersection at the mouth of the canyon drive 3.8 miles up canyon and park in a pull-off on the north side of the road.
On the south end of the pull-off you'll notice a faint trail heading up scree into a gully, follow this trail up to the easily noticeable crag.