Elevation: 5,088 ft
GPS: 40.754, -111.796 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: bus driver on Aug 15, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

About a mile past This is the Place: a heritage park you'll find the real goods:
This is the Choss: A Choss Climbing Park.

It's a nice after work slab climbing crag close to Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. The area has cleaned up quite bit and offers a handful of moderate sport climbs with no crowds and virtually no approach.

The routes are sunny during the day and go into the shade for after work climb time. The climbing is fun and exciting in spots. Routes ascend an old quarry from the turn of the 1900s. Dogs are allowed but the canyon road is close.

10 draws and a rope should suffice.

Attention mattress people: There is an undone highish boulder problem left of the routes with a smallish landing pad ready to go. . . you don't have to be left out of the choss. . . Claim it to name it.

Getting There

Go to hogle zoo then go 1 mile east.

From downtown, head east on 800 south (Sunnyside Blvd.) toward Hogle Zoo. Continue one mile from the zoo. Park at the red "No Vehicles" sign. Rock is visible from the road. Approach is about 100 feet.

Tourists can rent bikes at the Intermodal Hub at 250 South 600 West and bus #3 will get you to Hogle Zoo from downtown. From there you can follow the directions above.

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Classic Climbing Routes at This is the Choss. . . A Choss Climbing Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Escape from ChosAngeles
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
The Choss Stands Alone
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Chossalicious!
Sport
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Escape from ChosAngeles
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Choss Stands Alone
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Chossalicious!
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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