Bad rock? Good rock? in Climber's Board Posted July 19, 2001 Yeah, I'm sure the volcanos have the worst. Lucky for us their covered with snow and ice. Well I don't know if I'd go so far as to say I like chossy rock, but its there regardless and is just one more part of climbing that keeps it interesting. Ironically, my closest call with loose rock happened on the west ridge of Forbidden famous for its high quality rock. We were trying to hurry while down climbing and I reached up and pulled down a 200 lb block that was balanced in place. I got my leg/foot out of the way just in time. That was eye opening and changed the way I climbed.