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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
couldn't have been Needles Eye, was it? OMG, chossville for sure.

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
No, did 5 or 6 good routes on discovery wall, and one ok route on the frog.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
good deal. that's how the cults pull you in. first the good climbs, then the crappy ones with stories of stance and drilling, bravery and boldness, but in the end you're drinking light beer in the shade of some oatmeal pasted adobe mud brick piece of a climb. It's not too late to turn back. ;)
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Yes, it is too late to turn back, he got the guidebook.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 24, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
A guide book to choss? Wouldn't that be like a guide book to sand castles
built at low tide?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
lol, nice Reilly




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

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 25, 2013 - 06:10am 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 - 06:43am 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 - 07:05am 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 - 07:30am 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 - 08:46am 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 - 09:15am PT
Trephanation by choss rock fall?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:59am 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 - 11:13am PT
The Power of the Choss
The Power of the Choss
Credit: Don Paul
abrams

Sport climber
Feb 25, 2013 - 04:30pm 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 - 05:11pm PT
a common theme here?
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 25, 2013 - 05:16pm 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 - 05:20pm PT
Ok, a little closer shot

Credit: Anxious Melancholy
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Feb 25, 2013 - 07:11pm 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 - 08:03pm 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.

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