THE POWER OF THE CHOSS COMPELS YOU...

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Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Feb 25, 2013 - 09:30pm 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 25, 2013 - 10:17pm 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 25, 2013 - 10:19pm 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 25, 2013 - 10:21pm 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 25, 2013 - 10:24pm 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.
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Feb 25, 2013 - 10:44pm 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 25, 2013 - 10:49pm 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 - 10:39am 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 - 10:48am PT
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 12:13pm 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 - 04:42pm 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 - 05:28pm 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 - 05:32pm 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 - 09:39am 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 - 11:39am 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 - 12:03pm 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 - 03:15pm 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 - 04:53pm 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 - 05:38pm 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 - 07:36pm 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.
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