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By AnthonyM
Apr 1, 2013
Maroon Bells-Bell Cord Couloir
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.

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By TWK
Apr 1, 2013
The Larry wrote:
Rope jumping is not a sport.

+1
It's a circus stunt.

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By Rob T
Jan 7, 2015
At least it didn't cause any access issues

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By cdec
From SLC and Moab, ut
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.

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By bearbreeder
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

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