THE POWER OF THE CHOSS COMPELS YOU...

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MisterE

Social climber
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
We love choss so much, we even got choss video:

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Don't we get bonus points for climbing choss?
Backclip

Trad climber
utah
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Sweet! I win! What do I get? hahaha...seriously though, some of the pix posted as choss look like dreamy stone.

I stared to bolt a line at Echo above what we dubbed "the Fire Swamp". Got 4 bolts in (willy stick style) and called it after hitting shite stone/dirt. I don't know whats worse, the train going by or the Highway noise. Echo just plain sucks IMO.
Backclip

Trad climber
utah
Feb 14, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
For those unfamiliar with Willy Sticks.

http://www.climbingtrash.com/thewillystick.html

BTW this site rules!^^^^


Yippie!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Don't we get bonus points for climbing choss?

That all depends. It is a tricky grading system these guys came up with...

Credit: Reilly
Backclip

Trad climber
utah
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Are those Geico sales reps?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
They're Plaidman's rope guns.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Shiprock? THE Shiprock is climbable?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
That piece of crap called Ship Rock at Smith Rock has a few routes on it. I wouldn't waste my time on it though unless you have a death wish and don't care about the welfare of others. The main hiking trail is at the bottom of it and I am sure that if anything came off it would take out a hiker or two. That thing is beyond choss.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
OMG.. the ears on those guys in the picture LOL

@ Backclip.. that picture is Echo Cliffs in Malibu. No highway or noise pollution anywhere in sight.

@ Plaidman.. er.. yeah.. Shiprock.. I don't have a death wish and wanted to get home in my car.. not in a body bag, so we never actually did the "route". Just thought the guide description was hilarious.

Edit to add: Choss really does need it's own grading system.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Do we grade on the hardest move on the pitch, or on the feeling you are going to pitch, and that the pro is crap and you have not a chance in hell of making it out alive?

Extra points for spiceyness and how bad it looks. Although I have had some say that's choss, and I respond. It's really not that bad.

Grading is all in your mind. And I don't mind choss in the right place.

I just got my TR of the St. Peter's Dome climb published in the new Mazama Annual.

Best choss I ever climbed.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Chances of killing your belayer with loose rock must be incorporated into the grade, devalued if there is an overhang/cave that said victim can huddle in.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 14, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
We had a good cave on St. Peter's Dome. Totally protected the belayer. I really did think about how not to kill my best friend on that endeavor.

My partner did how ever pulled off a rock bigger than a softball when he started jugging the rope without making sure that he was directly below the anchor. So when he finally weighted the rope it was dragged across the rock and pulled off a chunk. The damn thing whacked him in the thigh.

That was on him though... literally. He won't do that again.

I tried to tell him..... sometimes they just got to hose it up for themselves to learn.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 15, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
Here's a few from our local glory spot, Chossil Rock


A charming little area


Green moss and white legs, you know you're in Washington


A detail shot of the fertile choss. Yes, this is a route.


It gets cleaner as it gets steeper


Friendly warm up routes...


...and not universally mossy.


Of course, sometimes we'll drive 3 hours to the dry side of the state to climb at the Chossyard.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 15, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Its true that this thread isn't all choss, there are some FRAC areas too. In case you don't recall, that's "Funky Rock, Awesome Climbing".
Backclip

Trad climber
utah
Feb 15, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
I was thinking you were talking about Echo closer to my home in SLC. That place sucks! The pix above look moss-tacular!
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Feb 15, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
This is almost as good as the original boob thread!

Anyone got any pics of the fine choss of the Superstitions????
Lots of choss to love there!!!!

kev
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 15, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Off White, that is some serious choss. The last one reminds me of a quarry where all the rock is shattered by dynamite but still holding together somehow.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Credit: StahlBro

Credit: StahlBro
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Jeremy is curiously absent in this thread...
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