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MisterE

climber
Nov 13, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
speelyei

Trad climber
Kingman, Arizona

Nov 9, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
All you Oregon choss-meisters need to dredge out your coveted copy of Nick Dodges "How-to-get-dead in Oregon". Rabbit Ears, the Steeple, Apocalypse Needles, old favorites like the Turkey Monster... I finally got out to Twin Pillars. Even wrote the first ascensionist. F that. I'll choose life.

And then there is Pete Keane's guide to aid climbing the "more obscure" routes at Smith Rock - I used to have a copy.

Any route in that book could easily kill you.

Good times - thanks, Pete.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 13, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Credit: thebravecowboy
Credit: thebravecowboy
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 15, 2013 - 11:05am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#330328
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 15, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Placebo pro?? ^^^

We got some bling for my license plate.

I'll post a photo soon...


justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Nov 17, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Now all I need is a Sedona sticker.


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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 17, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Proud.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Nov 17, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#330777
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 17, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Murphy's Gulch in Mammoth Lakes (BTW nice photes of TBC's up there ^^).
thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:46pm PT
it is usually deeper, I promise
it is usually deeper, I promise
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thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:57pm PT
it's usually steeper, I swear
it's usually steeper, I swear
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thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:10am PT
variegated cutler and kayenta block sandwich with a colluvium chutney ...
variegated cutler and kayenta block sandwich with a colluvium chutney garni. fun in the shade with wade and his homemade gatorade.
Credit: thebravecowboy
thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:52am PT
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thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:02am PT
my pockets are full of fresh mature sand today, and i know i'm happy. that may be the CO plateau's finest powders speaking, though.

thebravecowboy

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:38am PT
in short, yes.

i'd love to sample your wares Dipers - NZ alpine? if you ever make it to the Plateau i would love to show you my perspective. sedimentary rocks, tectonic stability, etc.

It is kind of a shitty route.
It is kind of a shitty route.
Credit: thebravecowboy
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
It's choss season again! Here's a few shots from Friday's outing to Vail, the one in Washington, not Colorado. It's a new FRAC area, a nice addition to SW Washington's sparse climbing offerings.














MisterE

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Off, VBW3? ;)
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
No E, it's pretty soft on the old BushWack scale; no poison oak and we used a pair of pruners to take a couple of inconvenient bushes down a peg, at least for this season. There's a few spots of mosscapades, and an unpleasant dirty start to one pitch, but the routes are not half bad. New stuff requires a Master Gardener certification though, we need an army of energizer bunnies to realize the potential of the area, which features a number of other untouched crags.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
'Mosscapades', indeed! Used to drive by what you so cavalierly call 'crags' BITD and I
believe I am unanimous in asserting that I never once casted a sideways glance at that 'stuff'.
But you are to be commended for getting out on yer weekends away from the nuthouse!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
This set goes out to MisterE and Chossed, the Maid.

I spent several years in SoCal. I'm not just a local Yosemite climber. The Ventura area was my home base in the eighties. I got over to the Valley quite a lot and liked it more than the climbing in the Sespe.
View of SFV from the top of the cliffs in back of Jim's, which is just...
View of SFV from the top of the cliffs in back of Jim's, which is just below. The abandoned reservoir is apparent.
Credit: mouse from merced
When I think of Box Canyon, I'm reminded of how much water it took to erode the rock which formed the sediment and came to be the Chatsworth Choss as we know it.

Too bad that dam didn't work out, boys: It's a nice hang for the geese on their yearly migration, though. Honk!

Jim Shirley photographs here, even if my name is on them. I scanned his slides.
Jim and his wife Maureen Shirley on the Tuolumne River in the Meadows ...
Jim and his wife Maureen Shirley on the Tuolumne River in the Meadows around the time they married.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim and another Maureen back in the Gay Eighties.  Jim was always a ca...
Jim and another Maureen back in the Gay Eighties. Jim was always a casual dresser.
Credit: mouse from merced
He lived in Box Canyon much of his life (he's over in Simi Valley now) and had "chossed the best old times" by inviting friends to accompany him on his efforts to get to know the routology of the area. I was one. Tony Bird was another. Maureen (pictured) was another. The rest were probably RCS members, as was he for a time.

These hillsides are burned over regularly and flocks of wild goats have grazed here for decades, unmolested by the residents, some of whom are cool satanists, the ex-wives of celebrities, and other SoCal types, but no Hare Krishnas.
I ALMOST don't wanna call this big guy "choss."  We all have our own d...
I ALMOST don't wanna call this big guy "choss." We all have our own definition of that term.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yours truly.
Yours truly.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sewn up.
Sewn up.
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Here's looking at you, baby.
Here's looking at you, baby.
Credit: mouse from merced
Jim on the sharp end.
Jim on the sharp end.
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"El topo-ropo."
"El topo-ropo."
Credit: mouse from merced
Admiring the view.  &#40;Voguing, actually--you remember.&#41;
Admiring the view. (Voguing, actually--you remember.)
Credit: mouse from merced
And my turn.
And my turn.
Credit: mouse from merced
We've actually led this once.  Dipshits!
We've actually led this once. Dipshits!
Credit: mouse from merced
A typical short outcrop in the area.
A typical short outcrop in the area.
Credit: mouse from merced
A longer section of cliff.
A longer section of cliff.
Credit: mouse from merced

The famous "Movie Ranch" is around here, above the old abandoned reservoir.
We must have climbed some of these "natural sets" in our wandering about out there, but mostly hung about just in the steeper cliff areas on its periphery. Nice views from up there.

They were trad and top-rope routes, not bouldering, that we sought out. Jim bouldered some in his back yard, but did more trail running in his spare time.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
May 16, 2014 - 02:54pm PT
Good choss right there Mouse.
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