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kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Mar 2, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
I think the cliff with the curved columns would almost certainly qualify as choss in most folk's view. The columns are narrow (less than 12" across) and not really connected to one another, so the outer layer can be dislodged with minimal effort.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 2, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
Sweeet....

I think that's one of the coolest looking cliffs I've ever seen.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 2, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
That is a sweet cliff. You can see both the top and bottom of the columns. That's real closure.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 3, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Here is a link to the radio interview that I did about the 100 Days, 100 Miles, 100 Climbs on our local PBS radio station:
http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/100-climbs/

I documented the 100 Day, 100 Miles, 100 Climbs here on my blog.
Starting here on Day 1 -- http://blog.oregonlive.com/climbing/2011/10/100_days_100_miles_100_climbs_1.html

Plaid
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2013 - 01:08am PT
great TR Plaidman!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 3, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Sport climbing is neither. Choss climbing is .... both!
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Mar 4, 2013 - 05:14pm PT


I'd never believe it, but it's true...

Damn, I need some granite ;)

Cheers

LS
BMartin

Ice climber
Bozeman, MT
Mar 4, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Credit: BMartin

Overhanging choss, Hyalite Canyon
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Well, frozen choss can be pretty good, actually.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 4, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Scott after reading some of your stories it makes me think you should go to South America. There's tons of mountain/jungle areas, big canyons with moss dripping off the rocks and rain every single afternoon for a couple of hours. Salto Angel in Venezuela is an example, just tons of crumbly rock and moss, leeches snakes and whatnot. There must be tons and tons of this kind of climbing, but people down there are just getting into the sport and this would not be their first idea.

Where I am in Colombia (note spelling please) is like that but flat. Here's a video of a mudslide on a road I've taken dozens and dozens of times. Its the only road to the uraba region, and 10 hours drive through the mountains from the nearest city, Medellin.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 5, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
holy crap, that's a lot of mud
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
@Don - I may be crazy but I don't like to get dirty. No mud for me. At least in those portions. Me like no snakes either. I hear you got BAD snakes and other nasty stuff down there....You should come up here....it's safer.

Fire Spire climbed in my 100 Days project.
Fire Spire climbed in my 100 Days project.
Credit: Plaidman

The Bump also climbed on the same day on day 40 or so in the 100 days ...
The Bump also climbed on the same day on day 40 or so in the 100 days project.
Credit: Plaidman

The Bump up close and personal.
The Bump up close and personal.
Credit: Plaidman

Plaid
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Credit: Scott Thelen
kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: kpinwalla2
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 6, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Apollo Column took a good fall on that one. Look close it is hard to p...
Apollo Column took a good fall on that one. Look close it is hard to pick out the column against the cliff face.
Credit: Plaidman

Credit: Plaidman

Just getting up to the saddle was a challenge. Moss Ax required.
Just getting up to the saddle was a challenge. Moss Ax required.
Credit: Plaidman

Another adventure in the 100 Days, 100 Miles, 100 Climbs saga.

Plaid



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 01:56am PT
awesome
kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:59am PT
So Plaidman, where are those cool choss towers? Looks like the stuff I see in the cliffs above I-84 while driving down the gorge towards PDX. Always wondered if anyone had scrambled up there to check them out. Also wondered whether you could actually climb them without trundling something the size of a washing machine onto the interstate below...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 6, 2013 - 11:41am PT
I liked that Knights Ferry action ladyscarlett. It sure helped me get over the norovirus. Can't wait for our next climbing trip.... should be good!

Dan sent me an email and said hey, btw. Guess the van busted my secret ident :-)

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
PLAIDMAN FOR PRESIDENT!

You gotta admit it has a nice ring to it.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 6, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Kingdom Forlorn
Kingdom Forlorn
Credit: Matt Anderson
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