Breccia Cliffs of Mount Sublette, Wyoming

Sun breaks out of the clouds for a moment, lighting the sheer, rotten breccia cliffs of Mount Sublette, as seen from Sublette Peak.

The breccia is, in this case, a hardened volcanic ash that contains rocks loosely cemented together. It often looks like the knob-studded conglomerate that makes for good climbing, but more often than not, it is treacherously brittle.

Absaroka Range, WY-- July 2007


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reinhard2 - Feb 13, 2008 1:03 pm - Voted 10/10


quite similar looks could be taken in the Dolomites, where there is no ash breccia!
Beautiful shot anyway.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 13, 2008 2:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Astonishing

Thank you. Yes, I have heard these cliffs compared to the Dolomites before, and there are a few shots on SP that show the similarities better than this one does. Lucky for you guys in Europe that you don't have that nasty breccia!


bobeck - Feb 14, 2008 8:52 am - Voted 10/10

So Subtle

yet so awe inspiring. Takes me into the wild and makes me feel so isolated.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 14, 2008 10:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: So Subtle

I think that's about the best reaction I could hope for from this shot. To me, this shot is all about wilderness and mystery. I really appreciate this comment.

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