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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 01:54am PT
Mr. Mud doing his thing on the first pitch of Peregrine

MisterE

Social climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 04:56am PT
It ain't no Red Rocks sandstone!

Chosstastic Sedona, Arizona:

The Planetarium, Sedona
The Planetarium, Sedona
Credit: MisterE
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Kastraki Tower Meteora, Greece.
The rock is a conglomerate, so it can vary from Pinnacles-like quality to occasionally rival that of Tuolumne.
Developed under a strict ground-up ethic by Dieter Hasse.

This route was something like five or six pitches. Bigger than it looks in the picture for sure! The first pitch, 5.10 stemming and chimney against walls with nearly the consistency of dirt, but more like frozen dirt, so not quite that bad.

At the 5.10 OW crux, the rock is a bit flakey and littered with pokey crystalline shaped knobs.



Still, one of the more novel climbs of memory!
A bit on the Chossy side and also a powerful line to be sure.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Homan! I'd bleed all over that.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
^^^ yep, what Skully said. gah!


So want to go there.

My list of EU destinations that I want to go to...

Elbsandstein
Meteora
Gritstone (again)
Kalymnos
Dolomites

Stewart Johnson

climber
lake forest
Jan 27, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
the king of choss in cali.
mt.morrison
mt.morrison
Credit: Stewart Johnson
do a drive by.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 27, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Reilly, that image is from the Western Desert of Egypt.


Van Oosten talks about his trip there and to the White Desert also, here:

http://squivernews.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-photo-tour-to-egypt-sahara.html
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Gotta throw a vote for Monte Paterno in the Dolomites. Pretty ugly. The Lions Head formation in Eagle is vertical dirt maintaining a disquise. I'll load up a few shots of the craptasm that is the Rotwand.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2013 - 07:43am PT
Dolomites!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 28, 2013 - 08:26am PT
the king of choss in cali.

hey, what about Mt. Dana?

Line of the first ascent, North Rib, Mt. Dana
Line of the first ascent, North Rib, Mt. Dana
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 4, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Action GOMZ firing...


mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 5, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
concur.....The Hand.

Credit: mooch
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
what on earth is that?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
OH SCHIST!

My subconscious-mind had made me avoid looking at this thread until tonight.

and then I did.

Please appreciate that I am in recovery from being:

A CHOSS-ADDICT!

This is all very difficult for me.

Thank you for your great photos & stories.

SCHIST!

I'm going to have nightmares again, tonight!

It's been many sleepless nights, since that trip to the Hayes Range in Alaska in 1976.

N. Face Mt. Deborah, 1976, Schist & Ice.
N. Face Mt. Deborah, 1976, Schist & Ice.
Credit: Fritz

A little wine helps, at bedtime.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
worthy post there Fritz.


we're here for you.


post away, if it helps... :)
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
The "belayer slayer" pitch on Der Dihedral FA - a variation on Dragontail Peak in the North Cascades (Leavenworth area)...I was the belayer, Mike is the delicate leader. The loose tooth is below him.

Credit: MisterE

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 5, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
I may be "in recovery" from being a "choss-addict"------but we can't let this thread be lost!

Highest summit in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.  Chossotopia!
Highest summit in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. Chossotopia!
Credit: Fritz
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Feb 6, 2013 - 09:34pm PT
Munge!
You must admit Fritz' be taking the cake with that one. (That is some hideous Choss Fritz!).
Door prize?
Does he get first pick out of the box of Krispy Kreme's or what?
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