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justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Fritz's Sawtooth photo definitely gets the krispy cream.

Holy crap.. that thing looks like a giant house of cards built out of stone guillotines ready to collapse the minute the wind changes direction.

Chosstopia indeed ...
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Mmmmm, choss.







Lots of choss in Newfoundland.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:10am PT
This is me sitting on a pile of choss called Rabbit Ears. Never was a ...
This is me sitting on a pile of choss called Rabbit Ears. Never was a better piece of choss to be found.
Credit: Plaidman
Froodish paged me earlier in this thread.
Plaidman, paging Plaidman, please report to the choss room!

I deem that this Choss thread must be commented on as I am an official choss monster of the highest degree.

Locally we have a wall we call the Shite Wall. It is choss that we are compelled to keep secret so that no one steals this mountain of choss from us.

I have met others of us that really find choss quit challenging and enjoy it after the fact.

Credit: Plaidman

CHOSS MONSTERS UNITE!!!!!

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 11:05am PT
Edge, cool rock.


plaidman, YESH!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Fritz, datz a good one!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Shot through the head
and you're to blame
you give choss
a good name!



DMT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
I play my part
and I play my game


I give choss, a good name



good name
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
When I get home I will post another issue of Moss and Choss
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
How much for a subscription?

I already got 'issues'
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Feb 7, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
Sometimes the choss fights back.
Result of Chossy FA
Result of Chossy FA
Credit: Texplorer
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
^^^^^^^Helmets are made for that sort of thing!^^^^
Is this guy going for a Darwin Award?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Here is the latest issue.
I have lots of issues for sure.
Luckily I have faithful belay slaves. Sometimes I call them climbing partners. I did offer to give one of the leads to my partner last time we were on a chossy project. He declined.
Without this guy I wouldn't get up half the stuff I get to climb.
Without this guy I wouldn't get up half the stuff I get to climb.
Credit: Plaidman

The issues of Moss and Choss are priceless.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
LOL, awesome!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Munge get me a photo and I will get you in the next issue.
Maybe we can get on something really loose and crappy and scare the bjesus out of ourselves. I have a few projects in mind.

Plaid
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Plaidman! I am impressed with your obvious mastery of

Choss & Moss.

However----back to the Choss-state, Idaho.

The ROTTEN MONOLITH is composed entirely of granite that is easily confused with sand.

The well-known authority of choss, F. Beckey mentions his 1961 ascent, in the list of ascents, in his first bio-book "Challenge of The North Cascades."

Clutched up edge of very scary rotten flake.

In the era of pitons, nervous leaders on the Rotten Monolith could beat pitons directly into the decomposing granite whenever they needed psychological assurance.
Rotten Monolith at left, Heyburn at center right from the flat summit ...
Rotten Monolith at left, Heyburn at center right from the flat summit of Braxton Chosspile.
Credit: Kim & Pete

Rotten Monolith, a large pile of sand.
Rotten Monolith, a large pile of sand.
Credit: Fritz
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Fritz with all due respect I think we in Oregon can out Choss you there in Idaho. At least you guys have City of Rocks and some other awesome granite. So I regrettably have to inform you that because Idaho is in possession of some stellar granite that it is disqualified from being the Choss State.

Oregon on the other hand has no granite to speak of, and we are uniquely qualified and maybe over qualified to be known (or branded) the consummate State of Choss.



Just look at this monster:
Credit: Plaidman


Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 7, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Plaidman! I would surrender to your mastery of:

MOSS AND CHOSS!

and let you cite Oregon as:

THE CHOSS STATE OF THE STATE!

but, even though we don't have the moss


PRAISE JESUS! WE GOTS DE CHOSS!

El Capitan, Sawtooth Range, Idaho.
El Capitan, Sawtooth Range, Idaho.
Credit: Fritz

There is not a single solid rock on the horribly mis-named El Capitan in the Sawtooth Mountains.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:39am PT


Future sport wall?



Hoz, man. That is some steep choss.



The weremouse and black lassie meet trogdor.



Practice in seeing just how bad anchors can be


Making Oregon look solid since the end of the LIA


When granite goes bad.

I don't have any pics of the bad stuff on Plinth because rockfall smashed my camera while I was trying to take a photo of the choss. F*#king paparazzi!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Maybe I can get my wife the Empress of Adventure to Knight me as Sir Choss-a-lot. I may have to do some kind of service for that high honor.

Here is another photo of a pile of choss called Dog Mountain Spine:
The only thing solid on the whole spine of Dog Mountain is Dog Rock.
The only thing solid on the whole spine of Dog Mountain is Dog Rock.
Credit: Plaidman

It took me three tries to get up to Dog Rock. Lots of Choss. Moss Ax in hand I finally found my way.
Credit: Plaidman

Moss Ax
Credit: Plaidman


Plaid
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
I tracked down Munge to get an interview and snap a few photos for the newest issue of Moss and Choss and almost got clobbered for my effort.

Munge is serious about his choss.

Credit: Plaidman
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