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Doupianifels
South face of Doupianifels with the Ostkante (VI, on right) and Sudostwand (VII-) routes highlighted. Note the ton of climbers on the former and a single climber atop the latter (Sept. 2008).

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lcarreauCool rock ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Is that dolomite? At first glance, I'm
questioning where the footholds would be, or
does the climber depend completely on ropes???

What an awesome rock and incredible picture!


Posted Jan 20, 2009 10:04 pm

yatsekRe: Cool rock ...

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Actually, it looks like kind of sandstone from a distance.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 3:56 am

rpcRe: Cool rock ...

rpc

Hasn't voted

thanks Larry. no, not dolomite. meteora in greece - conglomerate type rock with much "knobs" that are just not visible at this dist.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 11:56 am

rpcRe: Cool rock ...

rpc

Hasn't voted

it's not sandstone; it's some sort of conglomerate rock. think about non-uniform gravel embedded in a concrete...
thanks for visiting
Posted Jan 21, 2009 11:57 am

yatsekRe: Cool rock ...

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Well, anyway the rock is much closer to sandstone and there must be a lot of silica/quartz in it, not calcium. Thanks for the pic and extra info.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 3:54 pm

rpcRe: Cool rock ...

rpc

Hasn't voted

you're probably right - I should've mentioned that I'm not a geologist before speaking with such authority :)
cheers.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 4:14 pm

lcarreauRe: Cool rock ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I have a great idea! Why don't we all discuss
this down at the local tavern?

Hey, my drink seems to have too much silica
and quartz in it.

I'm assuming that one of you guys will have
to drive me home ??? : ))))))
Posted Jan 21, 2009 9:37 pm

yatsekRe: Cool rock ...

yatsek

Voted 10/10

To most SP'ers, it's how the rock feels to the touch that's more important than the geological details, I think:-)
Happy climbing!
Posted Jan 22, 2009 8:45 am

yatsekRe: Cool rock ...

yatsek

Voted 10/10

To Larry,
No problem Larry providing you've got automatic transmission, which is to be expected of US road-users (???) With manual, you'd better climb the crag in the pic here - should be much safer!:)))
Posted Jan 22, 2009 8:51 am

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