Favorite world famous choss piles you love to hate


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Northern Mexico
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
You said it Riley.

I've yet to find consistent choss like the Rockies has anywhere else.

Pitch 6 Windtower north-east face, you couldn't pay me enough to re-lead it.

Only time I've had all 4 holds slump at the same time.

Started smoking (again) on that climb......

Dec 30, 2012 - 03:38pm PT
The old guide to the Canadian Rockies had something written (can't remember the exact words) that was " . . . the great majority of the routes in the Canadian Rockies are piles of crap with no redeeming qualities."

El Portrero, I agree. That place is like a shopping mall or the Jersey shore, but it just happens to have bolts.

Social climber
Durango CO
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Anything in the Superstitions, Phoenix, or The San Juans.


Trad climber
Bishop, Ca
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
Arches NP
Alabama Hills

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Every single time I went back to Font it just seemed to get chossier and chossier and chossier.

Should be ultra chossy this spring. You in? I'll teach you how to climb.

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a semi lucid consciousness
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:57pm PT
The Superstitions, AZ ... or, that is, "The Odyssey" scared me bad...

haha, just saw your post Bowser, YES agree...

and Philo, Camelback... that is a mud pile choss fest, helmet required... climb fast & light as the foot and handholds are ever flexing ;-)

Camelback Choss...
Camelback Choss...
Credit: Taken by W. Yazzie

Then I must add my beloved Courthouse Rock in the Eagletails to this list of exfoliating, crumbly beauties!

I suppose these aren't world famous, but ultra chossy indeed...

DanaB... that was funny... yes, perhaps ;-)

Jim Henson's Basement
Dec 30, 2012 - 07:47pm PT

The other elephant in the room.

John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Canadian Rockies - but i dont hate it i just love it

Yup. Nearly ate it on MT Edith Cavell 4 years ago.

MT Edith Cavell
MT Edith Cavell
Credit: John Duffield

Trad climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Canadian Rockies are loads of fun IF you make the right decision on which route to climb. At least there are good guidebooks around now to help you make the right choices. It is still a good idea for first time visitors to talk to the locals.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:43pm PT
Fisher towers is pretty chossy but I kinda like it.

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