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By Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Jul 15, 2009
avitar pic <br />

So who's done it or is into it?
I've got a friend who climbs who is into setting up zip lines, he likes the idea of doing big swings and I'm sure rope jumps if we can find a good place to set one up.

He told me of this zip line he set up over clear creek a little while back and sent me a video of it:




It sounded like fun and I found I had some free time this Sunday with nothing to do. I would have normaly gone climbing but it was a bit nasty out and I really need to get my shoes re-soled before I get to the rand. I decided to call my friend up to try to get the zip line set up and he was game.

We arrived to a bit of rain but after a 30 min. wait we were back to partly cloudy. We decided to go for it so we went and set up as quick as we could as it was already around 4. While setting up a large group of my friends showed up. We had 10 different people jump, upto/ over 200 lbs. It was a blast. We had another jump we wanted to do but it was dark when everyone had gotten 1 jump in. We had it mostly pre rigged before it was dark so all we had to do is re-direct the pull of the rope through another anchor. We did the other jump in the dark, and it has a bigger free fall then the first. This was my first time but the talk of a 30-45' free fall before being caught sounded like a blast. So we did it and it was great.

Enjoy the pics:







you can see the bigger point in one of the pictures where people are sitting out on the point we jumped off at night.

Also guided rap's are fun too:


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Jul 15, 2009
Stabby

The bridge over Fremont Canyon can be rigged for all sorts of big swings and drops.


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By Buff Johnson
Jul 15, 2009
smiley face

now yer talkin, J; wild -- off & into the dark

wtf is up that belt?


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By Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Jul 15, 2009
avitar pic <br />

I'm not sure what you mean about the belt Buff, glad you enjoyed the pics etc.


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By Robert 560
From The Land of the Lost
Jul 15, 2009
Secret Crag

Jason Kaplan wrote:
I'm not sure what you mean about the belt Buff, glad you enjoyed the pics etc.


I think he's referring to the 30 pounds of shinning metal on your belt holding your pants up ;)

EDIT. Looks like you guys had allot of fun, Cool pics


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By Jason Gilbert
From Lakewood
Jul 15, 2009
...And a few Push-ups just for fun.

Yo Jason, Great Pics, It looks awesome.

Let me know if you guys are heading back out, I'd be stoked to tag along and get some swings in. I've been wanting to do the big swing up at Fremont for a couple years. A few smaller swings around here would be great fun.

Keep me in the loop,
Jason


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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Jul 15, 2009
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.

You guys sure find many ways to have fun; The pics you post always make me feel like I'm there waiting my turn to get in the business! Thanks for taking the time to post!


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By Joe Kreidel
From Tucson, AZ
Jul 15, 2009

I just filmed these yesterday on Mt. Lemmon. After lowering from a very steep sport route that starts on a ledge about 80 feet up, you can climb up to the second or third bolt...and let go! Not as big or bold as other swings or jumps, but a ton of fun.

From the belayers perspective:



From the swingers perspective:


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By Tparis
From Pottersville,New York
Nov 18, 2009
fall foliage 5.7+ slab

yur gonna die!!!!1 better tie that shoe!


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By Finnsome
Nov 21, 2009

In Germany we are into a more agressiv way of jumping with ropes!:. Nothing comparable to what Dean O. did but still lot´s of fun!...

Watch this:

www.youtube.com/v/bYE_VoGV-b0&hl




feel free to comment!

Chris Finnsome


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By Bill Duncan
From Jamestown, CO
Nov 21, 2009
Leading the 3rd pitch of West Side Story.

The air is not nearly so big as these others, but we are using a natural arch for a rope swing . . . that's gotta be worth a couple of style points.

Not your average rope swing.
Not your average rope swing.


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By Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Nov 25, 2009
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Thanks for posting that stuff up guys! Bill that looks like it could be set up for a jump hu?


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By Bzen
Dec 4, 2009

Nice post Jason. Seems you're always out there gettin' it done!

Steve showed me a pic of you on a tall, skinny mud tower (I think it was you) with the capstone. Super! most inspiring pick I've seen in ages! I was showing my friends that and going "how cool is this?" before I even met you.


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By Brandy Persson
From Vail, CO
Dec 5, 2009

Cool topic! Thanks for all the great vids and pics.


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By ccross
From San Diego, CA
Jan 25, 2010

Finnsome, that was great! Not as tall as Dan, but same principle, and looked just as much fun. Do you prussick back up? Was that the authorities kicking you out at the end?
I don't think I could get myself to do these, so thanks for posting videos and pictures!


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By Chip
From Norf Kackalacky
Jan 29, 2010

Definitely big style points on the arch.


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By jcntrl
From Smoulder, CO
Jan 29, 2010

Finnsome, that was awesome! Now I know why I'm learning to speak German: so I can go jump off of bridges in Germany! Ich möchte dieses tun! :)


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By Scott Rice
From Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 3, 2010
Bouldering in Queen's Creek, AZ

My buddy on the Alcove swing in Yosemite. GREAT way to end a day of climbing!


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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Apr 3, 2010



couple buddies swinging in aspen. if you try this during the day, the cops will come and kick you out...


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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Apr 3, 2010



another video of some random kids doing the same swing


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By jane-gallwey
From Ireland, mostly
Jul 18, 2010
Terradets, Spain.

The Irish version, extra points if you can understand what they're saying...


(from climbing film Underdeveloped)


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