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Rock Climbing Photo: An unknown climber nearing the end of the stemming...
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By ShaunG
From: SF, CA
Mar 24, 2010
That looks like the grotto, except 100 times better. Is that basalt? Based off of what I've climbed in my backyard.
By Brian Scoggins
From: Laramie, WY
Mar 24, 2010
Its called phonolite porphyry. Basically, its granite that formed in such a way as to look like basalt. Its much denser than either though. This actually the first time I've heard someone say that Devils Tower looks like something else. Typically, it goes "hey, that looks like Devils Tower". Weird.
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An unknown climber nearing the end of the stemming pitch. (That's me rapping off of McCarthy West Face).

Submitted By: Peter Gram on Aug 15, 2002
On this route:
El Matador (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b )
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