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Routes in Choss Garden

Beata S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Benefactor, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Black Dynamite S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bridge to Total Freedom, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Daisy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Depth of Field S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Garden Party S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gardener, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mellow Gold S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Nettle S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pitbulls on Crack S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Touchy Subject S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Touchy Tuco S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tuco's Nettle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Up in Arms S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: Todd Hammond, July 2009
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Shared By: Todd H on Jul 19, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Suggest Change]

Fun, sustained climbing on steep golden-brown rock. Slopey edges and crimpers lead you to a distinct crux half way up.

Location [Suggest Change]

Immediately left of The Benefactor 12b, on the left side of the wall

Protection [Suggest Change]

7 bolts to ring anchors


Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
The crux on this one involves a hard reachy undercling move with bad feet to get to slopey arete sidepull action. Then you reach jugs and you can breathe easy to the top. A bunch of fairly hard bouldery moves made this one feel a bit harder than depth. May 8, 2012
Leo Gokovski
Leo Gokovski   SLC, UT
Great Route. Bouldery start topped with powerful moves through the undercling. Feels harder than other 12a on same wall. Quality route!!! Jun 29, 2012
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
Hard and a bit out of character for the area with a couple sections of absolutely miserable feet (slab). I thought the crux was below the undercling section, a big deadpoint to a decent hold from a shitty crimp and bad feet. The moves are great the whole way, the line feels significantly harder than DOF or pitbulls... Apr 15, 2014
I thought that this was significantly harder than any other 5.12a on this wall. Felt more like .12b, with a lower crux on thin crimps and an upper crux between bolt 4-5. Great route! Sep 23, 2015
Todd H
Sandy, UT
Todd H   Sandy, UT
Updated the grade. That right hand crimp on the lower crux used to be bigger and fairly positive. It broke and got smaller within a couple years after the FA. I still think this line is easier to redpoint than its neighbor The Benefactor. Sep 26, 2015
steve edwards
steve edwards   SLC, UT
Agree with the upgrade. This route was always stout at 12a. For me, Benefactor is easier. Feb 5, 2016

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