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Conglomerate: how does it usually break? 29-Mar-2016 At 10:45:39 AM ldshield
Over Easter I visited Peterson's Lookout, a crag of conglomerate (that rock that looks like lots of stones or pebbles held together with cement) in the Tyers area of Gippsland.

There's nowhere to place trad gear, but it looked as though it might make for an entertaining day of top-roping, with protruding river pebbles offering numerous smooth rounded holds. While it all *seemed* very solid, a quick search of the forum suggests that in other places conglomerate is often crumbly, as you'd expect from a rock that is basically made up of many smaller rocks compacted together.

I realise it's difficult to say, but when conglomerate breaks is it the odd individual stone that falls out, or does it tend to frequently break off in large, hazardous chunks that make climbing unreasonably dangerous?
Any thoughts would be appreciated- thanks!

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