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Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 26, 2013 - 01:44am PT
Munge, talk about a catch in the throat, Tom was breaking off flakes here and there, clipped this old 1/4 incher, (just above where the picture was taken) then ran it out a ways. He paused a bit, tried to finagle some wireds, then committed. About a dozen feet further his right foot popped off a crumbling flake and he was left hanging from looseness.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 01:49am PT
WOOF!


Then what happened? Recovered and sent? Back down?
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 26, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Munge
He SENT! Shook, rattled and rolled in best rocker style.

And then it rained.
Credit: Anxious Melancholy
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Feb 26, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Reeotch, is that a slab sand surfing launch pad, or a boulder problem?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 26, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Reeotch isn't that The Cobra at Fisher Towers?

Nope. Answered my own question.
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-cobra/105716892

Looks like Indian Creek though.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 26, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
After two days of climbin' and 'splorin' with the girl, we are choss-weary.

This too shall pass, and will probably be re-chopsyched in a few days.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Feb 26, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Yep, Indian Creek, by an out of the way campsite out near technicolor wall.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 27, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Wow I thought we just made this up but people already have a choss boss competition and everything. Maybe SLIGHTLY more interesting than your average rock gym comp?
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Feb 27, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
As promised: the ChossWand.

Rotwand
Rotwand
Credit: SicMic

Good times on bad rock.
Good times on bad rock.
Credit: SicMic
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Feb 27, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Well Mic I guess there's really no point wearing a rope. All you're going to do is damage the choss when you fall and the gear placement falls apart.
kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Feb 27, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Thanks Mic! Now THAT"S some quality choss. Here's more choss porn - we got miles of this stuff in eastern WA, and to make things even more interesting, the grass below is full of rattlesnakes.
Credit: kpinwalla2
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Feb 27, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
kpinwalla2 - seen what that stuff does to ropes and people. To scary for a spoiled Sierra punk.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
kpinwalla,

How do you bolt in that blocky eastern WA stuff?

Is there a substrate you eventually get to that is stable?

Captain...or Skully

climber
Feb 27, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
He wishes...We have a big band of that stuff just down from the good stuff, local. I'll go take a couple pics of this bolted line through it. I doubt it's been climbed since it was put up. Much, anyway. Looks like you could pull blocks at those bolts.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:36am PT
How do you bolt in that blocky eastern WA stuff?

Climb it enough and eventually you get to something solid. It makes is kinda interesting.

Plaid
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Feb 28, 2013 - 01:09am PT
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MisterE

Social climber
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:10am PT
How do you bolt in that blocky eastern WA stuff?

http://www.fastener-warehouse.com/product-p/stb50100.htm
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Pics from New Jack City this weekend.

Some friends climbed the Crooked Dick Spire (left of the climber) a couple weeks ago and had some incidental toaster-sized footholds crumble out from under them on lead. Gotta keep those lazy belayers on their feet ya know.

Crooked Dick and Hidden Tower
Crooked Dick and Hidden Tower
Credit: justthemaid

I never quite realized the "quality" of choss there until we did some 'splorin' off the well beaten routes. It's amazing the whole place doesn't just fall down BTW.

We TR'd this unclimbed 5.9 with high hopes of new chossaneering, but scuttled the proj. when no solid rock was found and we decided putting up a noob death-route was a waste of time. The dark-colored shell is basically adhered by a talc#m-mustard plaster underlayment. Kinda like climbing your kid's sand and macaroni project.

Credit: justthemaid

Did some hiking on the outer rim. Choss, choss and more choss.


Credit: justthemaid


The hills have eyes.
The hills have eyes.
Credit: justthemaid
Chip C. Chipperson

Sport climber
Chippewall, ME
Feb 28, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Hey there, say...


How does your choss grow? Don't you have to clip the branches of a rose bush to make beautiful flowers?
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