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Routes in Choss Cave

Blight, The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Chostakovitch S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Cow Belly, The S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Hybrid S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Infinite Choss (Link Up) S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
King Choss (Link Up) S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Lemmiwinks Ate My Metrosexual Trousers S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mad Choss Disease S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mad Hooker (Link Up) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Max's Warm Up - Direct S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Max's Warm-Up S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
NOWT S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Not the Warm-Up S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Traverse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Unknown S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unknown/Project S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Unknown/RX S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Wally World S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Warm-Up, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Zinger S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Zohan S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Elevation: 6,184 ft
GPS: 41.002, -111.406 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: SM Ryan on Oct 16, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: Echo Canyon Seasonal Closure: Jan. 1 - second Saturday in April Details

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 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Choss Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Not the Warm-Up
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
The Warm-Up
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Hybrid
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Chostakovitch
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Zinger
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Zohan
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Not the Warm-Up
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Warm-Up
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Hybrid
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Chostakovitch
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Zinger
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Zohan
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Jeremy Steck
Salt Lake City, UT
Jeremy Steck   Salt Lake City, UT
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, 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. Oct 24, 2015
Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
As of 4/18/2018, a pair of red-tailed hawks were seen showing nesting behavior at this wall. Although there is no official closure, please consider avoiding this crag to give these birds the space they need to make their breeding attempt for the year. Hawkwatch-SLCA climber volunteers will continue to monitor this territory and provide updates about the status of the nest. Apr 18, 2018

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