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Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

Crag & Route Beta

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New crag at Stanthorpe >>> just arrived

ambyeok
17/11/2009
1:00:32 PM
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This 1500-tonne boulder came within metres of crushing a sleeping family of four. Picture: Adam Head / Courier-Mail.


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26361265-421,00.html ..... more pictures

Wouldnt mind too much if this turned up in my back yard. Anyone care to speculate the grades on the arete or the undercling?

ambyeok
17/11/2009
1:15:19 PM
(p.s. perhaps more remarkable is that this family lives 200m from a massive overhanging granite rock face... i'm double jealous)

evanbb
17/11/2009
1:46:56 PM
How did a sandstone boulder fall off a granite face?


My experience of 'fresh' boulders is that they're unmitigated choss. Mostly citing the boulder that came visiting in the Wolgan.

nmonteith
17/11/2009
1:55:45 PM
That would be quality Granite as well. Same rock as Giraween just up the road...

evanbb
17/11/2009
2:28:03 PM
Is that boulder granite? -5 style points for me. And past geology lecturers are rolling in their graves.

ajfclark
17/11/2009
2:28:33 PM
It's just like the granite at buffalo... ;-)

Phil Box
17/11/2009
2:31:34 PM
The best picture in the gallery is of the old Fergy tractor parked underneath the boulder looking for all the world like it is hopeful of giving it a tug. Fergy tractors have such a happy disposition.

I'd have loved to have seen a pic of the cliff it fell off.

In other news there has been another rockfall at Frog, this time down the southern end. Must be the season for falling rocks creating carnage. It looks like a small rock has come loose and created a cascade. It knocked off a decent sized pillar. Unfortunaly no chance of a new route in this one.
PDRM
17/11/2009
2:43:07 PM
On 17/11/2009 Phil Box wrote:

>I'd have loved to have seen a pic of the cliff it fell off.

Pictures 7 and 8 in the series?

.M
dalai
17/11/2009
2:44:52 PM
On 17/11/2009 Phil Box wrote:

>I'd have loved to have seen a pic of the cliff it fell off.

Check out I think picture 7 or 8 - looks like this shows the perch amongst a couple of equal sized blocks and not a cliff as the article suggests...

Would love to have that in my back yard! Some good possibilities on that boulder!

Edit - .Macca beat me to it...
gfdonc
17/11/2009
3:05:38 PM
And I thought it was just the sandstone in NSW that was choss ...

ambyeok
17/11/2009
3:06:22 PM
On 17/11/2009 ambyeok wrote:
>... massive overhanging granite rock face...

Ok, once again I have been duped by the media. You have no idea what was going through my mind (visions of a mini el cap).

Oh bugger, the media said "large overhanging rock face", I converted it to "massive...". I really must control my imagination.

Phil Box
18/11/2009
7:33:57 AM
On 17/11/2009 .Macca wrote:
>On 17/11/2009 Phil Box wrote:
>
>>I'd have loved to have seen a pic of the cliff it fell off.
>
>Pictures 7 and 8 in the series?
>
>.M

Aha, I thought I was looking at the area between the house and where the boulder came to rest. Makes sense now.

Phil Box
18/11/2009
7:36:49 AM
On 17/11/2009 dalai wrote:
>On 17/11/2009 Phil Box wrote:
>
>>I'd have loved to have seen a pic of the cliff it fell off.
>
>Check out I think picture 7 or 8 - looks like this shows the perch amongst
>a couple of equal sized blocks and not a cliff as the article suggests...
>
>Would love to have that in my back yard! Some good possibilities on that
>boulder!
>
>Edit - .Macca beat me to it...

The Palmers actually have a boulder in their back yard. The boys taught themselves to lead climb on it. It sits about 4 paces from the back door. The old man built the house in a position so he could turn the boulder into a water feature. The boys refused to allow him to do that and they used the boulder to get insanely strong on crystal slabs.

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