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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 doesnít mean it isnít still dangerous and it doesnít 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 doesnít understand the finer points of the gear and planning. BASE jumping even more so. Iíd hate to see some kind of legal fallout occur over this. I for one am not going to stop jumping Ė I absolutely love itÖ 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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