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Chouinard-Bossier T 

Chouinard-Bossier 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Yvon Chouinard & Tex Bossier, early 1970's
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on Feb 14, 2012

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Mark Collar high on P2 of the Chouinard-Bossier

Location 

an obvious line

Description 

Sandstone adventure route. Poison Oak, biting ants, ticks, loose rock. Enjoy!

Protection 

Nuts and hexes to 4".


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Rock Climbing Photo: Richard Shore up high on P1 of the Chouinard-Bossi...
Richard Shore up high on P1 of the Chouinard-Bossi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Collar on P2 of the Chouinard-Bossier 5.9
Mark Collar on P2 of the Chouinard-Bossier 5.9
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard Shore embracing the chossy poison oak-fest...
Richard Shore embracing the chossy poison oak-fest...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Chouinard-Bossier route from the...
Looking up at the Chouinard-Bossier route from the...

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By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
Feb 14, 2012

Richard, you are my hero.

A truly grand effort.

ANDY
By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Feb 14, 2012

Impressive.

Great entry and strong work indeed!
By staem
Feb 28, 2013

We all want to go to the wall. You did it in a inspirational ascent. Climbing Art cannot be painted over. people must not add new fixed gear, or go ask Yvon. Any face climbing potential?, is the rock better than the Fortress? I Think this was one of a few repeats that deserves applause and maybe historical significance.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 21, 2013

Right on, Richard. While I'm not from the Ventura/Ojai area I've driven by the Matilija Wall and marveled at its massive potential. Thank you for your perseverance and an awesome job of archiving this obscure bit of climbing history. The Matilija Wall appears to have more than its share of objective hazards. Looks like fun. Thanks, again.
By Trevor Roberson
From: Oxnard, California
Jun 19, 2014

Bold climbing! Thanks for posting about this obscure rock. I don't get poison oak so I may have to do some bushwacking one day.
By Sandy Choss
Jun 16, 2015

The climb is worth the effort. You can hike fairly easily to the cliff with out going on to private property. I'll keep it simple. Wide gear is good. Easy climb. Some poision oak. There is a trail. I like to free solo. You should be solid at the grade because its 1970s 5.9

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