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

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: (TR) Brett Pinar and Tim Manefesto, October 2011, FL: Alex Honnold (solo), FL w/ bolts: Jeremy Schoenborn, Robby Schoenborn, September 2014
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Oct 29, 2011

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Jeremy Schoenborn on the first lead of Big Todd


Short bolted lead


Leftmost route at Somewhere n00b.


4 bolts or TR

Photos of Todd Gordon Memorial Chossy Pile of Radness (aka The Big Todd) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Radness!!!!!!!!  (SteelMonkey pic)
Radness!!!!!!!! (SteelMonkey pic)
Rock Climbing Photo: Robby Schoenborn on the B.T.
Robby Schoenborn on the B.T.

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By Murf
Oct 30, 2011

Could this be bolted as a lead?
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.
By Adam Stackhouse
Sep 27, 2014

Now equipped with 4 bolt and was recently led by FL (lead) Jeremy Schoenborn, Robby Schoenborn 9/14
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Sep 29, 2014

Wow. Where to even begin. So many transgressions to such a proud route!!!

First, you guys changed the grade on this climb. I listed it as .12a, because it was 12a before some tossers aggressively cleaned the holds into jugs. Way to drag it down to your level chippers! But the fact that my opinion of this climb was changed to .11- without my consent just shows that ethics don't exist on the internet.

Second, a couple guys bolting in bad style which had already been led in good style! And then claiming the FA! Shocking!! Rap bolting a route which had seen an onsight free solo... then claiming the FA! Newsflash: if something has been climbed without a rope before you, you didn't get the FA!

I have re-edited the route to reflect it's proud and true history!
By C Miller
Sep 30, 2014

The first ascent information for this route has been edited to reflect the convoluted nature of the various ascents.

FA or first ascent is just that - the first person or persons to climb the route in any style, be it aid, top-rope, free climbed or even on-sight solo. The first ascent, depending upon the manner of the ascent, may be improved upon but there can only be one first ascent.

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