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Green Eggs and Ham  


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Elevation: 3,900'
Location: 35.6864, -117.8912 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris D on Mar 12, 2012
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The View from the Green Eggs and Ham Crag

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Green Eggs and Ham:
Pancakes and Cornflakes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Joe steps off the pillar into the seam on the first ascent of Grape Nuts.

Grape Nuts 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Green Eggs and Ham
North face of Green Eggs and Ham. The route begins at the base of the seam that splits the center of the face. Set up your belay at the top from a natural arch, a large patina plate, and cam under the dike at the top of the route. Descend by downclimbing (5.5 or so) to (or rappelling from the patina plate to) the notch above Pancakes and Cornflakes and walking down the gravelly slope. Alternately, continue to the top of the formation and downclimb a water groove on the east face of the rock/...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Green Eggs and Ham Crag as seen from the approach.  Always shady, a good choice for a hot day.
BETA PHOTO: Green Eggs and Ham Crag as seen from the approach....
The Stonemasters of the Breakfast Crags, near the spot where you'll build the toprope anchor for Pancakes and Cornflakes.
The Stonemasters of the Breakfast Crags, near the ...
Joe belaying Richard after the first ascent of Grape Nuts.  The toprope setup for Pancakes and Cornflakes can be seen in the background.  At the Green Eggs and Ham Crag.
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