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Todd Gordon Memorial Chossy Pile of Radness (aka The Big Todd) 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Brett Pinar and Tim Manefesto
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Submitted By: caughtinside on Oct 29, 2011

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This thing is destined for greatness! Fun, thug style moves on the prow of the ship. This thing has been called 'the easiest .12a tick in Josh' and 'the Big Moe of Indian Cove' ensuring the crowds will come to siege toprope project it for the coveted one two Joshua Tree tick.

The secret to success on this climb is to squeeze as hard as you can on every grip to hold the grains in place.


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By Murf
Oct 30, 2011

Could this be bolted as a lead?

By Russ Walling
Oct 30, 2011
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

There is talk of a possible bolting happening next summer. The 4ft long rebar glue-ins will need the summer heat for the glue to set and cure properly. Regular expansion bolts will just not hold in the sugary oatmeal patina, regardless of size, length, or girth.

By toddgordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Oct 31, 2011

FA party called the route 5.11b...I couldn't touch it (no guns...)..Tucker got it with one hang. Brett Pinar and Tim Manefesto send (they are young and strong;...go figure...)...If someone bolted this, I'm sure the gym crowd would enjoy this route;..not my cup of tea.....There is a bolted anchor on top/

By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Apr 3, 2012

Alex Honnold soloed the Big Todd on his recent trip to Joshua Tree!

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 24, 2014

Alex Honnold soloed this......all 35 ft? The sugary oatmeal patina texture sounds incredible.