Favorite world famous choss piles you love to hate

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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.
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.
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.
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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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
Credit: Hankster
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:37am PT
Good thing there's not a scene there.

can't you just hear the blaring musica
can't you just hear the blaring musica
Credit: Hankster
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:52am PT
I CAN hear the musica blaring.. ;)

Oh.. Not exactly "world famous" but I'll throw Echo Cliffs in the mix as favorite local choss-pile.

If it's not a whole new climb (from holds breaking off) every time you climb it.. it's not quality choss.

"The Fenn"- Echo Cliffs.
"The Fenn"- Echo Cliffs.
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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
If it's not a whole new climb (from holds breaking off) every time you climb it.. it's not quality choss.

Most excellent assessment.

For "quality Choss" may I recommend most anything in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado.
Just ask Paul Ryan I am sure he will regale you with foot notes from his World Class ass-sents.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
I learned to climb on a railroad cut in NH. Well, Rumney really, but this cut is ten minutes from my house as opposed to an hour for Rumney.

Really bad climbing. There would be tons of positive edges if you flipped the whole crag upside down. As it is, there are lots of slopey holds and funky angles that are always trying to push you off.

It gets no direct sun and is infested with mosquitos and poison ivy.

But, I cut my teeth climbing there.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Sounds like a lovely vacation destination. :)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
Free camping!!!

Edit; it's WAY better than the slag heap that is the Seward Highway road cut. We make wicked good road cuts 'round here.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Sedona!
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
What about Camelback Mountain in Phoenix?

That's not even good choss.

Curt
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