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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 01:22am PT
lol, nice Reilly




oh no, mtnyoung, not good, not good at all.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 25, 2013 - 09:10am PT
There should be a book about choss climbing. A guide to the fractured areas. Chapter 1: techniques for cranking on loose blocks. (a) always prepare to shift weight since any hold could blow. (b) if you do pull off a big hold, try not to throw it at your belayer as you fall. (I did this once) Chapter 2. The use of ice climbing gear in soft sandstone. Chapter 3. The ethics of removing loose rock in traditional choss areas. It just needs an expert and a book and it becomes a legitimate part of climbing.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 25, 2013 - 09:43am PT
It just needs an expert and a book and it becomes a legitimate part of climbing.

LOL! O.K. who is going to step up to the plate and become the expert? Where are we going to find someone to publish such a book? Not that it should not be written..... I'm just say'in

Plaid
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:05am PT
"And so castles made of sand,
Fall to the sea,
Eventually."
-Jimi


Disclaimer, I live for choss!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:30am PT
I don't wanna be the expert, I'm tryin' to quit.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:46am PT
I'm tryin' to quit.

Don the only thing to cure what you got is rehab or a full frontal lobotomy.

I'm getting mine next week. Then I'll be good as new and good for nothing.
Just like before but different.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Trephanation by choss rock fall?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 25, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
"Castles Made of Sand."
Hey, that's a route at the Pinns! Gosh, darn good name, I'd say ...
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 25, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
The Power of the Choss
The Power of the Choss
Credit: Don Paul
abrams

Sport climber
Feb 25, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
"The Mud Volcano rises a breathtaking 15 meters
above it's surroundings on the coast between Cartegena
and Santa Marta. At an estimated 30 meters above sea level
it is the country's highest mud volcano. As a climber it was a must do.
After acclimatizing by climbing the "Via Madera", I attempted to open a
new route on its muddy and treacherous seaward face."

"With a sharp stick and a butterfly knife I attacked the technical dirt
and successfully climbed half the route before my photographer reported
"I think they want you to come down from there"..."

(picture)
http://www.restlessadventurer.net/travel/trips/colombia2005/graphics/technical_dirt_climb.jpg

(scroll to 20 MAR )
http://www.restlessadventurer.net/travel/trips/colombia2005/colombia_1.php
fgw

climber
portland, or
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
a common theme here?
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Summit Spire, KOFAs
Credit: Anxious Melancholy

Tom Scott (see 'um?) leading free past the old Summit Spire Baxter/Karlstrom aid line...loose and poorly protected
Credit: Anxious Melancholy
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Ok, a little closer shot

Credit: Anxious Melancholy
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I have been chuckling over this genius thread title since you started it. It is like the one-liner headlines you read in "The Onion."
Personally the closest I get to choss is my cat's litter box - I am sticking with nice solid, dependable Gunks conglomerate for now ;)
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:03pm PT
Don the only thing to cure what you got is rehab or a full frontal lobotomy.

I'm getting mine next week. Then I'll be good as new and good for nothing.
Just like before but different.

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 26, 2013 - 12:30am PT
AHHHHH! J. Frank Parnell. Apt description of my condition if I say so myself.
And I say it a lot.

MisterE, you got me pegged...... but not pigeon holed
What can I say.... I am a goof ball.
What can I say.... I am a goof ball.
Credit: Plaidman

This is the summit photo after finishing solo FA of "Brother Mike" on The Steeple.
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/brother-mike/107795096
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 01:17am PT
best thread title EVAR! ;)

To be honest, I was thinking of the movie the Exorcist, where the priest is trying to expell the demon. "The power of christ compels you..." repeated like three or four times.







Anxious, OMG, I threw up in my mouth a little. Loooooose and BIG!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2013 - 01:19am PT
Plaid, is that the look you give the po-po man when he stops you for erratic
driving when you were going through a road cut and ogling the choss?

ps
We both know you totally stole that pose from Benny Hill.
But you do it justice.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Something like this happened to me at Pinnacles the other day...


http://youtu.be/vX3wNfw3iYY


They tried to get me to go to Yosemite. I wasn't opposed, but the power of the choss compels me.

One more weekend at Pinns, then I think it's game time for limestone, Table Mtn and Granite.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 26, 2013 - 01:24am PT
Reilly that look usually gets me a ride in the squad car back to the state hospital.

It is really hard to pick out the best line when you are doin' 70+ mph up and down I-84. I always have to remind myself that I could probably get a better look if I just pulled over.

Hell I can see the WHOLE Columbia River Gorge if I just close my eyes. Got the image burned into the back of my brain.
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