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General Climbing Discussion

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buying boulders 25-Jun-2013 At 8:39:31 AM pmonks
Heaven forbid I start channeling ODiousH, but given the likely cost of moving a couple of hundred tons of rock a hundred kms or more, why not just build a home climbing wall? You'll get much more variety out of it than a static block of stone (unless you have a chisel in your rack)!

Oh and geology is freaking awesome, particularly if you live somewhere with geological variety. Within an hour's drive of SF are crags with the following rock types:
* radiolarian chert (climb 10m and you've traveled a million years in time!)
* rhyolite (viscous slow moving lava!)
* greywacke (a solidified underwater avalanche!)
* schist (traveled 50km under the ground then popped up like a cork!)
* sandstone (40 million year old sandy sea floor!)
* volcanic breccia (the most fun choss climbing you'll ever experience!)

Even the story of how they all ended up so close together is great!

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