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By 007
From: cold as it gets, CO
Apr 5, 2011

This is amazing.

By fat cow
From: Salinas, CA
Sep 17, 2011

I would like to hear the geologic explanation to that angle in the lighter colored rock. It's wild! Anyone?

By Lou M.
From: Durango,Co.
Oct 26, 2011

Jared, you're an animal. Enjoy working with you, bro. See you at the big job.

By 007
From: cold as it gets, CO
Jan 10, 2012

The lighter colored rock is a magmatic intrusion of predominantly quartz layered in between the gneissic schist. Sometimes people confuse this rock with granite. The rock in the Black is gnessic schist, which is granitic is nature but different. The intrusions are from ancient magma flows. I could go on, but I haven't really started geology class yet.

By YDPL8S
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jan 11, 2012

I'm thinking sodium plagioclase feldspar more than quartz and the pinker ones are potasium orthoclase feldspar...i.e. "pegmatite". There probably is quartz in there, but I'm thinking it's not the majority component...could be wrong as I've certainly never been on that pitch, but I've looked at it from afar many times.

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Jared Ogden freeing pitch 10 (aid crux hooking pitch).

Submitted By: RYAN NELSON on Jan 30, 2009
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