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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lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 20, 2009 10:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Cool rock ...

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!


yatsek

yatsek - Jan 21, 2009 3:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool rock ...

Actually, it looks like kind of sandstone from a distance.

rpc

rpc - Jan 21, 2009 11:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool rock ...

thanks Larry. no, not dolomite. meteora in greece - conglomerate type rock with much "knobs" that are just not visible at this dist.

rpc

rpc - Jan 21, 2009 11:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool rock ...

it's not sandstone; it's some sort of conglomerate rock. think about non-uniform gravel embedded in a concrete...
thanks for visiting

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 21, 2009 3:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool rock ...

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.

rpc

rpc - Jan 21, 2009 4:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool rock ...

you're probably right - I should've mentioned that I'm not a geologist before speaking with such authority :)
cheers.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 21, 2009 9:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool rock ...

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 ??? : ))))))

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 22, 2009 8:45 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool rock ...

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!

yatsek

yatsek - Jan 22, 2009 8:51 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool rock ...

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!:)))

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