Green Eggs and Ham
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|Submitted By: ||Chris D on Mar 12, 2012|
The View from the Green Eggs and Ham Crag
One of many chossy piles in the area, this formation sports an alcove on the north face that has two surprisingly good faces of rock with very different characteristics. Facing north is a tall (for the area) face of crenulated, steep, lichen covered granite with hundreds of small hidden holds (hidden by lichen) and split by a seam that takes nuts well and runs most of the length of the face. One route has been established on this 40-45 foot face, and two or three more quality face climbs can probably be eked out of it.
Making a west-facing corner with this face is an exciting but short (maybe 30 feet) face of solid, thin, dished plates on a vertical-to-overhanging face of very chossy rock. One route exists on this face, though there are many minor variations possible.
Follow a faint trail from Count Chossula
down and west for maybe 100 yards, under "the Schnoz," an obvious feature shaped like a giant nose, complete with a pair of nostrils. Continuing along and down will bring you below the climbs.
If you look at where I placed this on the map, you can actually see the shady corner described in the description above.
Climbing Season For the Sierra Eastside area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
2 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Characterized by solid patina plates on very soft decomposing grainte, this little route is great fun (for about ten seconds)! Start by getting into the "dish" formed by patina plates by either stemming the corner on the right of the face (recommended), climbing straight up (some really crumbly rock) or climbing the arete from below (not recommended...adds 20 feet to the route, but there's a very loose big knob of rock at the top of the arete).From inside the bowl, reach up to the top of the pa...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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