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Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 22, 2009 - 08:50pm PT
Is it the crumbling holds, suspect gear, dirt in your eyes, clench in your 'taint? Is "choss" even a real word?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 22, 2009 - 08:53pm PT
Checked Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster's.....no choss.

I know choss having followed Gordo on new routes in remote areas of Josh. Let the big heavy guys go first ..... choss removers. Smiles, lynnie
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:12pm PT
There's some pretty good choss climbing out there.
We have gobs. Choss as far as you can toss a polititard.
Farther, even.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:19pm PT
......added adrenaline flow........

Choss is the new ice!

FFCA's are the next big thing in Climbing... First Free Choss Ascent




It's about the possibility that death can occur at any moment, no matter how safely one thinks they have made their trek...


Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2009 - 09:30pm PT
"Choss is the new ice" Bwahaha. Thats too good.

So does this add a new warning call to the vernacular? If you're climbing ice and a chunk falls you yell "ICE", on rock its "ROCK" and on choss... "CHOSS!" Hilarious.

Its then possible you could bag both the First Free Choss Ascent (FFCA) and after time, the First Choss-Free Ascent, (FCFA).
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:40pm PT
FFCA.. points for belayer's loss of conciousness?
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:49pm PT
Idaho-aka-Idontno: is the "choss capital." Between our rotten lava, crumbling granite, and loose sedimentary rock; we have more choss per square mile than any state.

The long-term choss-king Fred Becky noted this about his 1971 first ascent of the "Rotten Monolith" in the mostly choss Sawtooth Range.

"Clutched up edge of very scary rotten flake."

Local rumor has it that Becky's party just drove pitons right into the crumbling granite.


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:52pm PT
Lucky Pink,,,,,and still holding the rope. Yeah, Belayer made a 5.12 move.

Grate to meet you at the Face Lift in Yellow Pine Gal :DD lynnie
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
Jerry Dodrill
Photog Extrodinaire
Says to the Choss
"Hey, I'm the Boss"

someone else finish this
eight sylables must rhyme with air
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:08pm PT
He's at a loss......
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:21pm PT
Our Jerry, he loves all the rock

All the cliffs, the boulders and blocks

While granite is fine

And limestone sublime

That choss just knocks off his socks.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:27pm PT
Says to the Choss,
"Hey, I'm Boss"
No loss
Kickin' it.

Choss is down
people all around
makin' the moves
climbin' grooves.

specially when....
Choss is gone
but why no one a-round
to 'preciate this

Cause Choss says
Yo not down
Yo, you may kick it
But Choss alway be the boss....

Alway.









So wear your helmet

smiles, :D


Sorry, jess gotta like very primitive rap. We be singing it with friends now in the casa. Sounds good with their vocals....but then anything would.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:28pm PT
Jerry Dodrill
Photog Extrodinaire
Says to the Choss
"Hey, I'm the Boss"
then wondering,"Why is there air?"




hi Linnie good to see you here
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:29pm PT
Whoa! Jay, you are at no loss, on Jerry & his choss....
High(?) gloss.
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:32pm PT
Lucky nailed it!!
Good stuff, friends.
go Jerry go
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:33pm PT
Ha-Ha, Ha!

Iím glad you bring this up! Jerry.

Number 1. Itís sh#t to climb.

Number. 2 you can get yourself killed on it.

Number. 3 You can get you and your mates killed.

Number. 4 Why would one want to climb on sh#t stone? When there is so much good stone to climb? Hell I almost got myself killed and my mate killed on stone I thought for sure was good! ( It was not )

Number. 5 Itís not the falling, itís the raining sh#t down on your partner that can get you both killed!

But Choss is to one, is another manís stone. I guess you climb what you have.

Thatís what we do! Eh?

Be careful ! all Please.

Dogtown.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:34pm PT
Yo Lucky....and You.:DD
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:37pm PT
Soon it will all be frozen together....Sorta...kinda.....mostly....Hopefully.
Sheesh.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
There once was a photog named Jerry.
With climbers he well could parry.
When they kicked off the moss
And bolted the choss
He ranted with eyeball all hairy.

Low and Behold
no matter how bold
he defended a wilderness fairly.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 22, 2009 - 10:42pm PT
nice l.p. :D
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