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mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 27, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
My closest world famous choss pile is Pie Shop. I'll boulder there on occasion and maybe do that 5.10 thing up to the right exit of that roof thing once every year or two... but it certainly ain't my favorite. Topping my list is:

1) Big Cottonwood
2) American Fork
3) Smith Rocks
4) The Horn
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
Oh yeah, h8 climbing at Chossua Tree... but it is fun to be there.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 27, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
ORG
Smith
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
I don't love to hate ORG... I just hate it.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 27, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
What's the name of that big nasty ditch over by Montrose, Colorado? Oh yeah The Black (Choss Pile) Canyon.
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Dec 27, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
I never thought of Smith as a choss pile. I guess if you were climbing there back before the 10 millionth ascent of a route there was choss that would come off maybe.

I would say the Auburn Cliffs are a huge choss pile however not famous.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
I looked over the edge of the Black Canyon once. It was really cool as a geologist. Never once thought it was worth climbing.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Ibex.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
I looked over the edge of the Black Canyon once.

That is a lot of vertical exposure.
That is a lot of vertical exposure.
Credit: philo
Choss pile alert. Nothin' to see here. Move along.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Brandon's trying to start a fight!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

below the lip is an aver hanging wall about 50 to 60' of knobbery..
below the lip is an aver hanging wall about 50 to 60' of knobbery..
Credit: Ron Anderson


Choss?


or "unigue"?

either way i dont hate it.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Smith rocks
Joshua Tree
Black Canyon
Pinnacles

definitely choss.. oh yeah, home crag St Helena especially Table rock
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Haha, just seeing if anyone was paying attention.
ruppell

climber
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:53pm PT
Mt Minsi and Mt Tammany of Delaware Water Gap fame. You wouldn't understand unless you've climbed there. LOL
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
Flashing one of my hardest on the funnest chossy choss around.

Credit: mechrist
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
Yosemite Valley.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Font
Mission Gorge
Pinnacles
Josh
The Horn
weezy

climber
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
rifle

or any crag with a "scene"
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 27, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
The Horn?

Worst approach drive but chossy?
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Total choss pile... if you've never been, don't go.
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