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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 23, 2014 - 09:14am PT
While I tend to spend a lot of time locally, there's granite all over the place...

http://www.onegeology.org

yet there aren't a whole lot of trip reports from these far flung (from here) regions. Happened twice in a month that I've stumbled across climbing trips...

one was velvet!'s great presentation at the FaceLift on her adventures in the wilds of South America... another was a reference in the NYTimes this morning which led me to this 2002 AAC page:
http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13201212260/Keketuohai-National-Park-new-routes-and-access

There have been some threads on granite but not enough climbing... how about it STForum?!


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1498599
http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Brazil-Granite-Bouldering-By-The-Ocean/t10848n.html
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=731799
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=645370&msg=645370#msg645370
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=643468&msg=643468#msg643468

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=20746&msg=20746#msg20746
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 23, 2014 - 09:21am PT
^^^^
That's amazingly beautiful!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 23, 2014 - 10:29am PT
^^^ +1 Yes yes yes!
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Oct 23, 2014 - 10:45am PT
Always good stuff from you Ed. Thanks!
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Oct 23, 2014 - 11:36am PT
Stunning picture (China BTW). Like how the helmet matches the leaves. What a cute little buttress by the road.
RP3

Big Wall climber
Twain Harte
Oct 23, 2014 - 12:05pm PT
I also must add:

El-Capitan-Geologic-Mapping-Project
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Oct 23, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Granite is a big word in geology. What most of us call plain old granite actually has a more precise name, depending on percentage of mineral constituents.

"Granitoid" rocks come in a nigh endless number of flavors. Too bad Brian Law doesn't post here. Igneous rocks were his thing. I work with sedimentary rocks. So don't ask me to do it.

The rock which I see incorrectly identified, lately, is quartzite, a metamorphosed sandstone.

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 23, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
The granite of Val Bregaglia on the Swiss Italian border is accessible via a Seilbahn from Vicososprano, Switzwerland. It has a broad range of alpine, multi-pitch climbs on excellent granite. You can stay at the Albigna hut where you can get an excellent meal and a bunk to sleep on. This area is only about 10 km away from the trailhead to the Sasc Fura Hut and the Piz Badile.




zBrown

Ice climber
Bruj de la Playa
Oct 23, 2014 - 08:29pm PT
Mother good one Doc H.

Why do iPhones persist in changing what you type? I said nother not mother,

Let it be.

Don't take anything for granite,
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 23, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 23, 2014 - 09:41pm PT
Apple mind is not aimed for climbers, Z
the Swiss Have great granite
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 24, 2014 - 01:37am PT
Vedauwoo, the world's premier, granite.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 24, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
plutonic = intrusive
volcanic = extrusive

Pajamas

climber
Wilderness, Home
Oct 24, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 24, 2014 - 05:01pm PT

Coast Plutonic Complex
largest exposed granite body in the world
too many unclimbed walls to name or count let alone climb
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Oct 24, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 24, 2014 - 06:31pm PT
Excellent photo jgill!


Granitic.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 24, 2014 - 06:38pm PT
hey there, say, ed! love this granit, stuff!!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 24, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 24, 2014 - 08:13pm PT
Someone mentioned granite aficionado Brian Law up thread. He took me to see these Ladder Dikes in Cathedral Peak granodiorite.

LADDER DIKES, CRAZY GEOCHEMISTRY, AND LIQUID IMMISCIBILITY(?) IN OTHERWISE SANE GRANODIORITES
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012CD/finalprogram/abstract_201686.htm

Exfoliation Dome, Darrington, Washington

Castle Crags, Mt Hubris, Cosmic Wall
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