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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Feb 20, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

atrau wrote:
Marc, Were they up on a multi-pitch climb? Nope. Dont make the situation here more than it is, lets talk about their situation. Could this situation be safer? Yes I don't care what people do with their time, it is theirs to spend. But if we share information, we can make situations safer for everyone. Do answer your questions Mark: I do multi-pitch climb. I am not going to give you a play by play about what I would do if my leader was knocked out. Rob


I wasn't expecting a play-by-play. I was trying to show you that rope jumping isn't more dangerous than climbing can be.


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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Feb 20, 2012
Mathematical!

Lets just all agree that "Yer gunna die!!!" and move on please.


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By Buff Johnson
Feb 20, 2012
smiley face

I don't necessarily agree with everything that a unique climbing accident committed on the wall would be applied here, but it is a good idea to think about a pre-plan to do a buddy pick-off. I don't have a problem with lowering a rope just to get someone down that can help themselves.

If someone does get jacked, just plan to get the incapacitated person on the deck as fast as you safely can. You can do it either as a rap-rescuer or lower-rescuer. If you can pre-rig and pre-stage the buddy rescue for each jump, that'd be cool, save you a bunch of time instead of freaking out and running around like a chicken with its head cut off; probably be a little bit safer as well.

Communication could be a problem. Maybe think about dedicating a couple of radios on their own channel. Maintaining mental composure for rescuer safety and also be able to work effectively when your buddy just got hammered will be difficult; doesn't really matter how much experience anyone may have, even as a professional.

So my thoughts are to pre-plan, think about communication, and utmost, keep anyone else from becoming a would-be rescuer statistic if the shit really hit the fan.


Overall, I think this rope swing stuff is kick ass, the initial point of mis-information was corrected, the rigging and anchor are sweet to me, happy sailing!


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By TBlom
Feb 20, 2012

holy shit my palms are soaked after watching that...

I'll stay out of the debate otherwise!

And, no, I don't think I would do it. Maybe ten years ago.


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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Feb 20, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.

We have the world's highest (controlled) free-fall here in Vegas at the top of the Sratosphere. It's fun watching the professional riggers at work. and peoples' expressions, from the "I'm a bad ass, and can't wait to jump, to the. "I think I might be changing my mind, can I have a refund?" type person .

Stratosphere Jump


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam

camhead wrote:
The kids in the video are definitely guilty of being douchebags, though.


Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags."

This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy.

Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


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By markrineer
From Moab, UT
Feb 20, 2012

fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be very inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy.


Rule Number 1? Wow.


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam

sorry, but come on did you watch that shit


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By Go Up
From Bergen Park, Co
Feb 20, 2012

Cool video, fun to watch. But not the biggest...

This was sent to me by my buddy Tim from Australia.

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wBnzZarY7zQ

Cheers!


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Feb 20, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!

fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


Yes, I wasn't going to go there, but "theater douchebags" is a good way of putting it. Now that I know they are from Utah, "repressed Mormon virgins who try to stay edgy by dressing like 2004-era hipsters" is another way of putting it.

(post will be deleted in, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...)


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By Johny Q
Feb 20, 2012
My profile

camhead wrote:
Yes, I wasn't going to go there, but "theater douchebags" is a good way of putting it. Now that I know they are from Utah, "repressed Mormon virgins who try to stay edgy by dressing like 2004-era hipsters" is another way of putting it. (post will be deleted in, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5...)



No, it won't.

Virginity is depressing and can lead to terrible ideas, like getting married at 18.

The biggest swing is in NZ but I don't have a link.


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By atrau
Feb 20, 2012

All being said...


Good potential cases for the Darwin Awards...potentially.

Rob


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By DallinH
From Utah
Feb 20, 2012

And let the Mormon flaming begin...


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By Dan L
From Bishop, CA
Feb 20, 2012
First Ascent

fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


You must have a pretty sad and boring life to call these guys (people that are smiling and having fun with friends) douchbags, atleast they are happy. You should try making some friends and doing perfectly rigged stunts yourself. You might come out of your hole and stop hating on people that are having fun. However, this advice is coming from a non-egotistical person, so it may not work for you.


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Feb 20, 2012
perfect seam

totally non egotistical with those pictures of yourself, and my hole is awesome so i think i will just hang out, thanks for the advice though cutie. i actually wasn't the one who said it, it was from another post, and my co-worker. but the op asked "how are we douchbags" so i gave a few reasons one might think that, and i think its pretty obvious why. again though thanks bud


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By Dan L
From Bishop, CA
Feb 20, 2012
First Ascent

fat cow wrote:
Hilarious, showed a guy at work this video, he says "they look like a bunch of theater douchebags." This will be inflammatory, but did you really need to ask "How are we douchbags?" Well there's no way to say for sure, except for the obvious. dancing, kissing, close ups of laughing, group hugging, i mean come on kiddies. oh and nice track jacket, is that leather, classy. Nice vid otherwise, looks likely to end in disaster though either through policy or injury.


..Talking to himself... Look at them having fun.. What a bunch of douchebags; I wish I could have fun.. Look at his coat, I'm going to judge this guy because I totally do not agree with his style...Look at them laughing, kissing and dancing; who does such a thing...There is going to be a disaster, because they do not look like and act like me, and therefore they do not know how to rig properly....
....I wish I could do something besides play around on a boulder by myself...


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Feb 20, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!

The Larry wrote:
Now THAT's the definition of crusty.


Get off my lawn, damned slackliners!


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By mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
Feb 20, 2012

that retro jacket lost it for me. But the chick at 30 sec. regained my attention, then the whole dancing thing....i'd watch the first 30 sec. again.


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By PosiDave
Feb 20, 2012

It isn't the largest rope swing. But pretty awesome.
Everyone just hates because they have nothing better to do but post on MP because they aren't getting replies on RC.com

Sure they dress kinda hip. But same could be said for all you patagucci and arcteryx rockin middle aged men. They are having a good time and obviously lived.

As for the safety and exposing it to the masses? Dean Potter, Alex Honnold on national television?

Or how about Dan-O and Hugh? way before this and probably more views.


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By Buff Johnson
Feb 20, 2012
smiley face

PosiDave wrote:
...and arcteryx rockin middle aged men. They are having a good time and obviously lived.


yeah, babay


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By SteveP
From tehachapi, CA
Mar 2, 2012
king

definitely badass
but wtf is with the random shot of kissing
camwhores!


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By Umph!
Mar 2, 2012

Shit, I wanna hug and kiss em' too. . . . I'm jealous as all hell of heaven!
Rat bastids proving that they're having a shit-ton more fun than me!

If ya'll need a 12th wheel sometime, yeah, um, maybe drop me a line?


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Mar 3, 2012
Me scaring years off my mom's life

SteveP wrote:
definitely badass but wtf is with the random shot of kissing camwhores!


We just got engaged. Cut a brotha some slack!


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Mar 3, 2012
modern man

Dont sweat it Austin, I'd be kissing and dancing a lot too if I was a virgin in my twenties.


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By MegaGaper2000
From Indianola, Wa
Mar 3, 2012
the dragon's tail, or dragon's tooth, or whatever. And me.

^^^ Funniest. Post. Ever.


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