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Apr 1, 2013
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AOSR wrote:
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.



So because you throw a bag down to test the length instead of taking other precautions; we (Climbers/Hikers/Etc.) will have to soon deal with a whole other level of access issues???

Sounds Great.

Oh and it's not similar to BASE jumping. Not at all. BASE jumpers don't fix anchors, swing ropes across large areas (causing rope abrasion/damage to the vegetation), nor do they normally stir up access issues by posting You-Tube videos of which level/quality of content is debatable.
AnthonyM
Joined Mar 5, 2009
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Apr 1, 2013
The Larry wrote:
Rope jumping is not a sport.

+1
It's a circus stunt.
TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
164 points
Jan 7, 2015
At least it didn't cause any access issues Rob T
Joined Jun 20, 2006
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Jan 7, 2015
Land was swapped to the BLM and now no one gets to play.
This is a very good lesson in why we should strive to be as LNT as possible always.
cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
Joined Jan 3, 2007
239 points
Jan 7, 2015
"Cool" video leads to newbies swinging off arches unsafely

A death happens

Land gets closed for all sorts of activities now including climbing

....

But the maker of the video is laughing all the way to the bank methins with tens of millions of views and the associated youtube ad revenue

Hmmmm
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
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May 14, 2015
Feds make it official;

sltrib.com/news/2513911-155/fe...

37 acres closed bc some zoobie wanted to up his YouTube hits.

Some days I wonder about the costs of not letting all those Utah county kids drink.
Rob T
Joined Jun 20, 2006
25 points
May 15, 2015
Lone Peak
Looks like it's only a two year ban. I wonder what purpose a temporary ban would serve. Do they really think everyone will just simply forget about this area after a couple of years?? And if you're going to ban these particular areas, why not ban all of southern Utah while we're at it? Is Indian Creek a YouTube video and an accident away from being included in the ban? I get really nervous seeing government agencies do this type of stuff. Jjensen
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Jun 9, 2014
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May 15, 2015
Stairway To Heaven - all the way to the Pearly Gat...
Jjensen wrote:
Looks like it's only a two year ban. I wonder what purpose a temporary ban would serve. Do they really think everyone will just simply forget about this area after a couple of years?? And if you're going to ban these particular areas, why not ban all of southern Utah while we're at it? Is Indian Creek a YouTube video and an accident away from being included in the ban? I get really nervous seeing government agencies do this type of stuff.



It is a two year ban while the BLM decides what to do on a permanent basis. As for why this area and not others two reasons, "complaints" and the area is now part of a BLM management area that is to be "hiking" only. But the BLM has no problem with issuing SUP to large groups (200+ people) to go into arch with mega phones: pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics...

Note this is not a swipe at the religious aspects of the gathering but of the double standard BLM being imposed by BLM. Next year I am going to have a pastafarian pilgrimage. Bring yer colander and pasta as we will celebrate the Flying Spaghetti Monster while dancing on top of the arch.
Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
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May 15, 2015
Jjensen wrote:
Looks like it's only a two year ban. I wonder what purpose a temporary ban would serve.

Did you read all of the article? The fifth paragraph:
"Land managers in the BLM's Moab Field Office will study the possibility of permanently banning the activities during the two-year restriction."

It's the way BLM and most federal land agencies work...
temporary restrictions
study
proposal of final rule
public comment period
revision or final rule issued
Marc801
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Feb 25, 2014
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