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MisterE

Social climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Ah! The elusive Olympic Peninsula climbing area - finally!

HV hinted at this during our Smith Rock rendezvous, but to actually lay eyes upon it!

How long is the climbing season at that choss? Like 25 days a year?

;)
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Hey Roy,

Peshastin pshtt... why climb on that sh#t when it is mostly bolted sandy slab climbin and there's all that nice granite nearby. However if its a rainy day up near Leavenworth both Vertigo and Empire State are worthy slightly overhanging cracks very out of the norm for Peshastin.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Who is this Manny?...

Credit: justthemaid
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Peshastin pshtt... why climb on that sh#t when it is mostly bolted sandy slab climbin and there's all that nice granite nearby

ha ha. Because my darling, loose living has its rewards!
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Mister E,

The tuff is probably dry 200+ days a year (forms a sharp ridge line in the forest so no dirt on top to hold water) so it dries within 2-3 days after a heavy storm and stays dry in showery periods. The sandstone April to late Ocrober good to go in any weather due to overhang.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:02am PT
We got yer choss. Oh yes. Idaho is a Sea of Choss with pockets of World Class Stone.
Stupid Choss!
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Stupid Choss!

it's not stupid, it's nice - you just have to treat it gently. Like a woman.

Embrace the choss, caress the choss...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Tim Messick, following the fourth class northwest ridge of Mount Maclure, on the way to Mount Lyell.
Like dancin' on dinner plates .... Yeah Baby!

Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Gentle. Um, not so much. We tend to thrash.
It does get more solid when it's frozen.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:19am PT
... Because choss is SEXY and chicks dig it!





MisterE

Social climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Hardly Visible: Who knew? And within 50 miles of one of the temperate rain-forests of the world...will wonders never cease?

CHOOSE THE CHOSS.

AVOID THE CROWDS.
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Roy,

Yer partner might be too much of a distraction for me, prolly too much time on the boobs thread... But I'll see your choss and raise you by a couple of alpine seafloor scrapings.

Mt. Olympus
Mt. Olympus
Credit: Hardly Visible


Inner Constance
Inner Constance
Credit: Hardly Visible


Mt. Pershing
Mt. Pershing
Credit: Hardly Visible


wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:24am PT
Mount Morrison &#40;upper left&#41;
Mount Morrison (upper left)
Credit: wstmrnclmr
Mount Morrison. A partner of mine wanted to climb the Northeast Buttress. It looks beautiful from a distance but everyone I talked to who's climbed it (and they are few) said it's the scariest death climb they've ever been on. My friend Mark Wagner got on it and said it was one of the worst experiences of his life but that I needed to do it because the suffering would be an experience unequaled in all of climbing. He said leading it was like climbing hundreds of feet of giant broken dishes. But leading it was the safest way up because the belayer was the one risking life and limb as rockfall was a certainty. He climbed the crux and refused to go further as it looked grim above so he and his partner down climbed the route and bailed. Rapping was not an option.
cowpoke

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 07:30am PT
hi quality choss just a 15 minute stroll from the parking lot.


Some of my most satisfying and some of my most terrifying moments were on choss, with the former being in the Snowies of Wyo (above) and Norwegian choss and the latter being on that chimney approach to Broadway on Long's (uggh, falling rocks = bad).
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Here is some good mixed choss from one of the masters, Raphael Slawinski.
Hard mixed choss and NO bolts.
http://vimeo.com/21932853
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Rodgers Peak...I had to climb this one!
Rodgers Peak...I had to climb this one!
Credit: RP3

Total garbage....beautiful garbage!
Total garbage....beautiful garbage!
Credit: RP3

This thread is fantastic!
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jan 25, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Some fine NorCal Kitty Litter choss!

Credit: Roughster

Credit: Roughster

Tarbuster: I can't stop looking at your 1st choss picture. Was that painted on? That shirt is simply defying the laws of fabric... :)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Was that painted on?
Yes ... Handpainted with finger paints of course.

Mount Morrison!
No doubt the poster child of the whole thread.
Quote by Vern Clevenger: "Mount Morrison, [all it would take is] ... one well-placed cherry bomb ..."
Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:41am PT
My favorite choss "The Hand".

Credit: Adamame

Credit: Adamame
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:46am PT
How bout 'thum Eastern Bloc kids whats climbs frozen vertical grass with ice tools!

Then there's the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. 10,000 mi. of choss:





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