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punk_rocker333


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I personally like granite and basalt the most. Granite is very sticky and basalt is very featured. What about you?


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I like variety. It's all good. Since I haven't ever experienced it, I'd love to try limestone.


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You left granite off your list.


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You left granite off your list.
Yeah, where's granite? (maybe the OP knew that was going to be the obvious choice and wanted to make it more challenging :P )
Btw, what is Welded Tuft, and where can you climb Quarzite?


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You left granite off your list.
Yeah, where's granite? (maybe the OP knew that was going to be the obvious choice and wanted to make it more challenging :P )
Btw, what is Welded Tuft, and where can you climb Quarzite?

You can climb quartzite at the gunks baby.


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You left granite off your list.
Yeah, where's granite? (maybe the OP knew that was going to be the obvious choice and wanted to make it more challenging :P )
Btw, what is Welded Tuft, and where can you climb Quarzite?

You can climb quartzite at the gunks baby.
Oh, yeah, thats right! Sorry, I got quartz and quartzite mixed up.


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Since I haven't ever experienced it, I'd love to try limestone.

Limestone is pretty sucky. It has lots of natural pockets and features, but if it gets a little bit wet it's super slick. I prefer granite, but I chose Basalt as my #2. Sandstone is good, but it chews up the gear and can be rather crumbly. Never tried quartzite or welded tuft (whatever that is).


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Since I haven't ever experienced it, I'd love to try limestone.

Limestone is pretty sucky. It has lots of natural pockets and features, but if it gets a little bit wet it's super slick. I prefer granite, but I chose Basalt as my #2. Sandstone is good, but it chews up the gear and can be rather crumbly. Never tried quartzite or welded tuft (whatever that is).
Limestone can be really awesome, it all depends on the area. You're right about getting it wet though.
Gunks quartzite gets bloody slick when it is wet too!


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There is welded tuff in Southern Utah near Cedar City (http://rockclimbing.com/...tArea.php?AreaID=202) - the stuff is pretty cool to climb on - forms strange pockets and cool crimpers- very nice texture.
I have also climbed tuff in NZ at Froggat Edge (http://rockclimbing.com/...Area.php?AreaID=4620) - the rock there is very nice.


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P.S. Anyone looking to do a search, it's Welded TUFF, not Tuft. thought I'd pass that on.


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Metamorphosed Sandstone; Mt. Arapiles... hell yes!

CL


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Since when has ice been a mineral?

....Granite for me.... not on your list!

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where can you climb Quarzite?

Frenchmans Cap and Federation Peak, Tasmania

http://www.geocities.com/...ser/9586/tas_fed.jpg


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That's strange, I originally put granite on the list with gneiss, and phonolite porphry in quotations next to it and it didn't show on the poll. I can't change it now that it has votes. Sorry guys, guess you're going to have to choose between the less popular types. Sorry about the "tuft" spelling error as well.


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I've actually always enjoyed quartz. There's a lot around here.

^^ike


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Ice has always been a mineral, its just water that's not. Don't believe me? Look it up.

BTW Granite for me! 8^)


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welded tuff is the same as volcanic pretty much so if you want to climb on it just go to hueco or the happies.

steve


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Nuttall Sandstone(NRG) and Metamorphic Quartzite


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Welded tuff is interesting, but give me solid rock any day. Granite!


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Granite,and lucky to live in " The Granite State"

Froggatt grit is sweet stuff too...prefer than to Stoney Middleton(limestone)


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can't believe nobody's mentioned the best welded tuff around - Smith!!! tuff is hardened volcanic ash that welded/fused together into solid rock b/c it was molten when it erupted.

and ice - ice is a mineral b/c it is solid, inorganic, naturally occuring, and has an ordered crystal structure and a relatively unchanging composition. fits all the requirements of a mineral. little known fact: there are actually 6 polymorphs of ice and some actually are denser than water!

yeah i voted for welded tuff b/c i love Smith. we get fun knobby faces, beautiful cracks, and everything in between. i'll take it over traprock basalt of CT anyday.


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The type, and where i've experienced it in order of enjoyment:

1. Granite: PRince George, Joshua Tree, Wapati Valley, Squamish, Poland.
2. Gneiss: Skaha
3. Dolamite: Poland (yes it's limestone, but it's BOMBER limestone)
4. Sandstone: Nanaimo, Red Rocks
4. Basalt: Prince George, Victoria
5. Limestone: Jasper, Vegas, Poland.
6. Ice: The Rockies


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I have to say I love to climb on limestone. I'm fortunate to have world class limestone 1 hour away from my house Horne lake! Other than that i would say my second choice would be either sandstone or granite.


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I have to say I love to climb on limestone. I'm fortunate to have world class limestone 1 hour away from my house Horne lake! Other than that i would say my second choice would be either sandstone or granite.

Limestone sucks! :twisted:


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and ice - ice is a mineral b/c it is solid, inorganic, naturally occuring, and has an ordered crystal structure and a relatively unchanging composition. fits all the requirements of a mineral.

LOL

Factoid of the day.


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Limestone sucks!

I'm sorry to hear you feel that way, does limestone suck or do you just suck :lol:

I wounder why so many people go to Thailand?

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