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This looks amazing! Anyone ever done it or something like it before?

 

*link removed*

 

sorry folks, a little looking and i see this is just link spam. you can find the video using google if you're really curious...though i'm pretty sure that is not the "world's biggest rock swing"

 

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wow looks like some sort of lifestyle advert! thought they were gonna being selling Dockers or something. Gotta wonder what the anchor is...don't know if I would trust that mud that much.

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yea. Let's go rapelling too! Also, nothing like sawing into sandstone with your contrivences.

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Pretty cool. I did the one at the base of ElCap many years ago but heard it is still there when I recently asked someone about it. Seems it was every bit as big as this one but maybe my memory is off?

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I have a feeling Arches National Park might not be fans of that kind of lifestyle. :grlaf:

 

Corona Arch - which is on BLM managed land so climbing on it is legal:

 

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/moab/recreation/hiking_trails/corona_arch_trail.html

 

You can rappel from it as well: http://climb-utah.com/Moab/corona.htm

 

Looks like another big way to ruin a big sandstone arch.

 

Set up five big bolted anchors and enjoy all da scooby-doo-ing!

 

"Yee ha! Look at me! Weeeeeee!"

 

Thoughtless goof-balls!

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I see Petzl's facebook wall has a post warning about the rigging used in the video and warning against this sort of thing. All in all, if you want to jump off shit then just learn to BASE; don't use climbing gear for things it wasn't designed for.

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That actually would hurt the stone, where is the outrage that Dean Potter got?!

It's not climbing so nothing to feel jealous about, i guess...

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I can't help but feel that there's a group of you that are ban wagon bitchers. I've watched this in thread after thread. One guy post something then someone finds a way that it goes against there so called climbing code. Then BOOM! Open the flood gates to the bitch fest. Your threads are like my people magazine, I just get hooked.

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Should a guy that doesn't wear a helmet at Beacon Rock lecture other people about safety? That's using your head.

Great video, I think we should try to find a place at Beacon where we can set up a swing like this, way to much fun!!!

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I can't help but feel that there's a group of you that are ban wagon bitchers. I've watched this in thread after thread. One guy post something then someone finds a way that it goes against there so called climbing code. Then BOOM! Open the flood gates to the bitch fest. Your threads are like my people magazine, I just get hooked.

 

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JosephH, you crack me up; I did not know BASE jumping was so safe relative to rope swings. What is the point of your link? You selling Petzl gear? Side question, have you ever climbed above a small microstopper?

 

To the OP, the production of the video is certainly strange; I definitely felt like I was supposed to buy something. Like was said earlier in the thread, this must be a self-promotion/portfolio project...

 

edit to say - i see the link is put in there CC.com - oops - disregard.

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wow looks like some sort of lifestyle advert!

With the hipster retro 1970s ski jacket and shitty music I expected to see a can of Mountain Dew to show up.

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I can't help but feel that there's a group of you that are ban wagon bitchers. I've watched this in thread after thread. One guy post something then someone finds a way that it goes against there so called climbing code. Then BOOM! Open the flood gates to the bitch fest. Your threads are like my people magazine, I just get hooked.

 

I like bitching about spelling.

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I think we should try to find a place at Beacon where we can set up a swing like this, way to much fun!!!

wayne told a story a long time ago about doing just that, i think though it was on the now-verbotten east side - seem to recall them do progessively bigger n' bigger swings until someone ate it into the trees at the end of the arc :)

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I can't help but feel that there's a group of you that are ban wagon bitchers. I've watched this in thread after thread. One guy post something then someone finds a way that it goes against there so called climbing code. Then BOOM! Open the flood gates to the bitch fest. Your threads are like my people magazine, I just get hooked.

 

I like bitching about spelling.

 

NICE!

 

 

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