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Dec 17, 2012
Unknown at Golden Cliffs
Looks like halfway up that sweet purple route on the yellow wall, our intrepid hero decides to do the Largo. Guess she can't put that onsight on her 8a anymore.
Keith Earley
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jan 7, 2011
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Dec 17, 2012
Mathematical!
Wtf? Where on earth was that rope anchored to make her swing like that? Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
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Dec 17, 2012
FA of The Great Potato (a.k.a. Mt. Ore Ida), Withi...
Must have been at least 30m of rope out for that kind of stretch. :-) At least the tie-in knot held. Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
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Dec 17, 2012
hahaha its back, I thought that video was lost when the girl took it down a few months back. She swung on purpose and that is at vertical world seattle redlude97
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Dec 17, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Taylor Ogden wrote:
Wtf? Where on earth was that rope anchored to make her swing like that?


pluto?
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
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Dec 17, 2012
Oh hello,

I'm Brittany in the video and to clear the air for all of you:


The climber, belayer and ect. had no idea this was going to happen.

The "spectator" was looking at it and thought everything was ok, until I actually hit then bench.. a.ka. why everyone was still smiling at the end.

The person who was filming said, "Eric,Are you okay".. Eric is actually my brother and she was saying in context, "ERIC, OH SHIT... then asking me if I was okay.

Yeah, it was stupid, but it was a great experience. The only reason it didn't work was because there was too much slack and I didn't climb high enough. They told me I could have stopped where I did, that's why I didn't go any higher, not because I can't do it.

BTW, just because I'm heavier doesn't mean I can't kick ass.


the original video said ...

The youtube video itself says in the comment section: "Attempted to do a rope swing at the rock climbing gym..."


rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum...


note that this was right after some people posted some "hardcore" rope swing vids ;)
bearbreeder
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Dec 17, 2012
Unknown at Golden Cliffs
We had a rope swing day when it was rainy in RRG. We set a TR on an overhanging route, and once you made it to the second bolt, you jumped off. One person in our group didn't climb high enough before she peeled, and she ended up clipping the deck before swinging out. Good times...
Figured it was either intentional or you tied into the wrong TR anchor without realizing it.
Keith Earley
From Boulder, Colorado
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Dec 17, 2012
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Physics can be such a bitch-slap Buff Johnson
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Dec 17, 2012
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That's a fall factor 7 size girl. Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
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Dec 17, 2012
With all respect- the only"girl" who was like Largo was Ms Hill john strand
From southern colo
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Dec 17, 2012
tanuki
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From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
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Dec 17, 2012
john strand wrote:
With all respect- the only"girl" who was like Largo was Ms Hill


Maybe he is still trying to impress her...
Eric Engberg
Joined Apr 28, 2009
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Dec 17, 2012
Top of Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree NP.
bearbreeder wrote:
Yeah, it was stupid, but it was a great experience.


that about sums up. if that is anyone's idea of a great experience....
david doucette
Joined Nov 29, 2012
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Dec 17, 2012
Half dome Cables
LOL FAIL!!

that's why we don't let people rope swing at my gym or TR from the anchors on the overhang "lead" wall...This is how bystanders get hit by people TRing like that...
Jan Tarculas
From Riverside, Ca
Joined Mar 6, 2010
804 points
Dec 18, 2012
Watched this happen in real life a year or so ago, one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Don't ever ask for slack so you can get a bigger running start.
steve mullins
Joined Mar 17, 2010
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Dec 18, 2012
Watched this happen in real life a year or so ago, one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Don't ever ask for slack so you can get a bigger running start.
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Priceless
Joshua1979
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Apr 14, 2010
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Dec 18, 2012
Jurassic Park
Taylor Ogden wrote:
Wtf? Where on earth was that rope anchored to make her swing like that?


Looks like the route was lead first, and then she tied into the leader's end rather than following below the clips. The rope goes from the belayer diagonally to the first clip.
coldatom
From Cambridge, MA
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Dec 18, 2012
Keith - lame and disrespectful thread title. Wally
From Denver
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Dec 18, 2012
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenste...
I build a rope swing out of an autoblock and a carabiner. I attach the biner to the belay loop. The kids love it and it keeps the childrens entertained inside and out while the parents climb. After watching that I thank God I've never hurt anyone's kid now! Bill Kirby
From Baltimore Maryland
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