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By Greg Pouliot
Feb 6, 2013

H.. wrote:
pretty sure that article says that commercial use was shut down. no more permits granted to businesses to do it because it would put some liability on the state. Didn't read anything about private parties not being allowed to go do it...taking their lives into their own hands.


On Jan. 17, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) informed an outfitter that it could no longer take paying clients to the arch, which remains open to private parties interested in climbing, rappelling and even swinging.

Says specifically that it's still open for private parties. So the people using this argument as a victory for their views that it's a stupid thing to do, are stupid.


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By Greg Pouliot
Feb 6, 2013

I understand the access issues that people are having with this, but who the hell cares if these guys are having fun. They don't look like douches, they look like some guys and girls having a good time. Doesn't everybody have dance parties in the middle of the wilderness, or am I alone on that one? Because it's really pretty fun. The people who have a problem with the care free, life is good attitude of these guys probably hate kittens too.


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By Morgan Patterson
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Feb 6, 2013
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Gregory Pouliot wrote:
Doesn't everybody have dance parties in the middle of the wilderness, or am I alone on that one?


Nope, wilderness dance parties are tittay!!!!


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By GMBurns
Feb 6, 2013
Climbing at Morro Anhangava in Southern Brasil. <br /> <br />(photo by Isa Vellozo)

Gregory Pouliot wrote:
I understand the access issues that people are having with this, but who the hell cares if these guys are having fun. They don't look like douches, they look like some guys and girls having a good time. Doesn't everybody have dance parties in the middle of the wilderness, or am I alone on that one? Because it's really pretty fun. The people who have a problem with the care free, life is good attitude of these guys probably hate kittens too.


I'm about as anti-kitten as they come, so why the hell not.

When I was there, there was no one climbing, no one jumping, and there was no noise beyond the gentle wind flowing through that canyon. It was pretty sweet, and a nice reprieve from noise on Wall St.

But hey, that's just me. I'm a crotchety old man who wants everyone to shut the fuck up.


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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Feb 7, 2013
CoR

What's the difference between swinging on a rope and rappeling on a rope (legally speaking)? Very little. What do you do when you are done climbing?


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By Brock Giles
Feb 27, 2013



This guy's newest video. It's not from an arch, but I'm sure the ethics of it will still be debated.


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By Morgan Patterson
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Feb 27, 2013
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Brock Giles wrote:
This guy's newest video. It's not from an arch, but I'm sure the ethics of it will still be debated.


Looks bad ass... I'd do it in heart beat.

Also anyone got any idea how they did the open pan and zoom shot? Robot drone helicopter flying? Rigging lines on a large cliff?


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By GMBurns
Feb 27, 2013
Climbing at Morro Anhangava in Southern Brasil. <br /> <br />(photo by Isa Vellozo)

CaptainMo wrote:
Looks bad ass... I'd do it in heart beat. Also anyone got any idea how they did the open pan and zoom shot? Robot drone helicopter flying? Rigging lines on a large cliff?


yes, watch the video at the 3:07 mark.


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By GMBurns
Feb 27, 2013
Climbing at Morro Anhangava in Southern Brasil. <br /> <br />(photo by Isa Vellozo)

they jumped tandem at the same time at the end, too. damn that's scary to me.


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Feb 27, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life

It's a gyrocopter (basically a drone) with a camera on it. And for the record (not that it matters, the flaming will commence anyway) but the bolts were all already there and the area has been used for highlining and swinging for years.


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By Morgan Patterson
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Feb 27, 2013
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GMBurns wrote:
yes, watch the video at the 3:07 mark.


THAT THING LOOKS SICK!!! I want one... how much? Whoever films these does a great job obviously and has plenty of great toys!


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Feb 27, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life

$15,000 to buy one. You can rent one like the one in the video for aout $1,500 a day. They ain't cheap.


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By Morgan Patterson
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Feb 27, 2013
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Austin Baird wrote:
$15,000 to buy one. You can rent one like the one in the video for aout $1,500 a day. They ain't cheap.


Wow, so Austin, do u know these kids? That's a lot of loot to spend on a film for day of fun... what's the deal?


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By Josh.Wood
From New York City
Feb 27, 2013

CaptainMo wrote:
Looks bad ass... I'd do it in heart beat. Also anyone got any idea how they did the open pan and zoom shot? Robot drone helicopter flying? Rigging lines on a large cliff?

Yeah, they used a remote control helicopter. The specifics are in the Behind the Scenes Video.
Also, didn't Andy Lewis do a rope swing in this same canyon? I know he did a similar huge one in a similar looking slot canyon.


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Feb 27, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life

Mo - I actually set the first video up (the Corona Arch swing). My brother is the one at the beginning of the new video (with the bow and arrow) and everyone in it are either friends or old roommates. I got trapped in northern Utah when they filmed this one; I wasn't happy to miss it. Making the videos would be pretty expensive but Devin (the guy who makes the videos) has a pretty big following. People either sponsor his videos or just let him use their products (like the gyrocopter) for the publicity. Sometimes, if we play it right, we can get companies to spring for a houseboat in Lake Powell or something similarly ridiculous. You'd be surprised at the number of dollars that get thrown at Youtube videos.

Josh - yeah...this is the same canyon Andy swung through. Watch closely in the video and you'll see him make a cameo!


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By Doug Lintz
From Kearney, NE
Mar 1, 2013
Destroyer of popcorn

Looks fun and all, not gonna comment on the music.

I think it would've been nice to see something besides just the first 3 seconds of all of those jumps. Only two scenes show any footage beyond that, and both of them are from the jumper's perspective.


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By Matt Hasenohr
Mar 1, 2013

Here's a little behind the scenes. [[


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By Matt H-
Mar 1, 2013
Happy Turk!!

Here's a little behind the scenes. [[

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Haha Matt it's a small world.

That guy in the screen shot who did the rigging is Scottie. He's the man. Made the whole thing happen w/ Bryan I think.


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By steve lindsay
Mar 25, 2013
Lone Peak

Is anybody surprised? Not me.

www.ksl.com/?sid=24533690&nid=148&title=west-jordan-man-kill>>>


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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Mar 25, 2013
CoR

I saw this story this morning as well. Second death in Moab in two weeks. This made me think about how one would you get down once you stopped swinging. I haven't given it a ton of thought but a releasable knot at the harness would be most likely but the word releasable and jumping off an arch don't seem compatible.

Regardless, condolences.


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By Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Mar 25, 2013
Me scaring years off my mom's life

rging wrote:
I saw this story this morning as well. Second death in Moab in two weeks. This made me think about how one would you get down once you stopped swinging. I haven't given it a ton of thought but a releasable knot at the harness would be most likely but the word releasable and jumping off an arch don't seem compatible. Regardless, condolences.


Two options: guy at the top throws a rappel line down and you transition to that OR you rig the jumping rope with a grigri and then just lower the jumper. The second option is more complicated but way faster.


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By EricSchmidt
Mar 25, 2013

rging wrote:
I saw this story this morning as well. Second death in Moab in two weeks. This made me think about how one would you get down once you stopped swinging. I haven't given it a ton of thought but a releasable knot at the harness would be most likely but the word releasable and jumping off an arch don't seem compatible. Regardless, condolences.


Wow really? You must not climb much if you cant think of a better option...


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By R. Moran
From Moab , UT
Mar 25, 2013
REtro

Do you see what happens Donny.


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By Jason Lantz
Mar 25, 2013

Nice....


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By AOSR
From Wherever we park!
Mar 26, 2013

I have been rigging my own rope jumps for several years now. This activity is like any extreme sport. You have to have a lot of experience and know how to pull it off. That doesn’t mean it isn’t still dangerous and it doesn’t mean we need to make it illegal. Rock climbing is dangerous, can lead to sever injury or death if it attempted by someone who is inexperienced or doesn’t understand the finer points of the gear and planning. BASE jumping even more so. I’d hate to see some kind of legal fallout occur over this. I for one am not going to stop jumping – I absolutely love it… nor will I stop throwing a test bag off first to ensure my system is rigged correctly.

www.youtube.com/user/Esus303


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