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Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
RIGLOS, Spain!!!!
1,000' chunky and slightly runout pebble piles
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You can see it's all just kind of held together by magic!
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Crazy chunky cobbly goodness,
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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Is there always a pretty girl halfway up?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
Mission Gorge and Valley of the Moon, San Diego's best chosspiles.

Mission Gorge is so rubbled out it's funny just to look at, and VotM looks OK til you touch it.

MG actually has really solid fine grained rock, problem is it's slicker than a baby's butt most everywhere. There's a route there named Spankin' the Beachball
DanaB

climber
CT
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:48pm PT
Supertopo
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
One thing good about, Choss, it keeps the crowds away.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Is there always a pretty girl halfway up?
She's always following me everywhere..

So yeah, Rifle blooooows. I don't even love to hate it, just never liked that place but still spent a solid chunk over a couple years almost living there.
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Hanging out on Cannon Cliff
Hanging out on Cannon Cliff
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Alex Spencer up high on Moby Grape
Alex Spencer up high on Moby Grape
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Cannon NH. total choss but pretty darn fun.
Fluid

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 29, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Lava Falls, Pinnacles
Lava Falls, Pinnacles
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Pinnacles.
schwortz

Social climber
"close to everything = not at anything", ca
Dec 29, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
owens for sure.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 29, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
I saw a proposed choss pile with very chalked up holds. A real choss pile dose not have holds with the permanence required to accumulate chalk.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:00am PT
Have you ever been up there donini? It's a choss pile bro. You throw down something on this thread.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:03am PT
OK....how about the Rotwand Wall in Eldo and Notch Peak. I absolutely loved Notch Peak.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Rotwand is not "world famous" but definitely a "choss piles". The Notch Peak is a shoein in for both IMO.

edit- that was a sweet Notch Peak comeback burn Jim. well played sir'.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:16am PT
But the Rotwand is in Eldo which is world famous....Steve Wunsch loved it.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:20am PT
Bump for choss!


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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:37am PT
Only one mention of the canadian Rockies?

Easily the pre-eminent choss pile of north america. Even the most immaculate sport routes in the rockies are pure slag by international standards. And the mountains .....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:53am PT
Bruce, isn't the 800 pound gorilla in the room usually studiously ignored?
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 30, 2012 - 03:51am PT
Hankster, those Riglos shots are awesome!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:12am PT
Right you are Bruce Kay with the exception of "Back of the Lake" near Lake Louise where the rock is bullet proof.
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:32am PT
El Potrero Chico

Bolts to the left because we thought the slab would fall off
Bolts to the left because we thought the slab would fall off
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