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Crater Lake as a humble submission


ok, now you go...


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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 02:21:17 am »
Munge,

Back in the 60's and 70's, the East Greenland current kept the eastern coast totally choked in ice... the entire east coast was inaccessible and it still would be, if the glaciers weren't retreating.  As the glaciers are retreating, the east coast is ice free about halfway up from Cape Farewell, and  glacial retreat should be exposing some big walls.  Due to the fact of recent retreat, there should be a lotta loose stuff on the walls... spring after a 30,000 year winter.  Might want to take a look at Ellesmere and some of the other arctic islands too, where the ice has recently disappeared.  If you can combine that glacial retreat with a shale or sandstone geology, you could have a trifecta of newly exposed walls that have lotsa loose chossy stuff.  Objective danger galore !!
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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 09:18:07 pm »
nice!!!


Sounds absolutely terrifying!


I may need to think about it a bit more over a pint.

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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 10:01:18 pm »
Why would any self-respecting person that values their life open this thread?







...oh yeah...






carry on.
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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 11:17:50 am »
Uhhhh, if huge and chossy is what you seek, I have several hundred in my backyard. If you try to spend your life on the hardest, you will likely die from rockfall. I tried to find a pic online of Siyeh, North Americas highest verticle wall top to bottom. I only can offer this link to help you look around at the surrounding terrain. Several hundred square miles of them.

http://enjoyyourparks.com/GlacierParkMountSiyeh.html

  Siyeh, the face has been climbed more than once, by a couple of different lines, I know of three locals who have done it. 4200 vericle rise, constant rockfall year round, day in and day out. Not a small feat in any way. Back to my point.

  If you are wanting a chossfest that is very grand in nature, long, difficult, and chocked full of adventure, come see me for a week. I can take you to many a vantage point to scope out the local heaps, almost all only ascended by a very easy route up the easy side. Most have never seen the footprint of of a human at the base, and for good reason. Long hard approaches, grizzly bears, rockfall, short season with hard to forcast weather without constant new data, no cell or radio coverage, and on and on. Alpine skill needed on almost every one of them.

  If it is just to keep the cubicle from wearing you down, it may take me a couple to a few months to get near my home computer, where my stash of pics of Glaciers walls is on the hard drive. If you are seriously looking for a wall you should not do unless mentally ill, look me up and plan a trip for week or six out here. I would be honored to give you a tour. I would even help logistically, but climb, probably not most of them.

  Unless, it was a winter ascent, (turns my crank), and I was diagnosed as terminal with a year to live, then deal me in.


  Burly Bob

  sorry, couldn't make link clickable.

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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 11:23:49 am »
  Rather than edit, the above link has photos. Look at the face of Gould. I cannot think of anyone who has ventured up this puppy. Oh and Munge, you are a sick individual. I think that is why I like you.

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Re: What are the largest and chossiest bigwalls that still need FAs?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 11:33:52 am »


mmmmmmmmmmm yummy.

sounds like an American Troll Wall.
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