The Shit Pile
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This is the furthest right route on the Choss Temple
It is possibly the worst route in the universe.
Sort of steep, it is composed of all thin, friable features that won't support body weight.
We had hoped it would clean up, but it never did. We plan to recycle these hangers someday, so the bolts may not be there in the future. If they are, do something else.
This route got its name when we bolted it and then left, shaking our heads at how crappy it was. When we returned to the crag, some unsuspecting soul had tried to climb it, and he had written the name in chalk at the base. A good name for this route.
By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Dec 20, 2001
This is not really the whole story. Shit Pile is truly only shitty in sections; you know what I mean: a good move, then some shit, another good move, and some more shit, huck up a bit on good stone, and find a bit more shit. I like to think of it as adventure-desert-climbing in a universe of superb stone, very little of which ended up on this route. It actually has some cool moves to its credit. If you climbed in the desert, this would be bliss. In fact, the real reason that the bolts were never yanked was that some of the climbing was "kind-of" cool.
By Tom Hanson
Mar 9, 2009
Yep, this one's a shit pile all right. on a par with Sun Cave Direct at Castlewood.