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Author Topic: This video is being blamed for a fatality  (Read 496 times)

darwined

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This video is being blamed for a fatality
« on: March 25, 2013, 04:57:45 PM »

A 22 year old man died yesterday when he incorrectly judged the length of rope required to do this.  He cratered.

http://youtu.be/4B36Lr0Unp4
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 07:48:51 PM »

sheesh...
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 09:31:01 PM »

Could you maybe post link regarding the accident itself?

Otherwise this is just sensationalist crap glorifying adrenaline junkies... not climbing related...  a waste of 3 minutes...
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 09:36:26 PM »

Yeah Dude... that's why it's posted in the climbing NOT section.  Sorry about yur 3 minutes. :)
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »

ZING!!!!!!!!
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DLottmann

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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 09:43:38 PM »

Good point, I was looking at new topics, and didn’t consider the forum. My bad, spray away. Would still like a link to the actual fatality you are referring to....
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 10:39:49 PM »

Thanks for the link. Definitely solidifies my opinion that this type of shit is bad for climbing as land managers & media lump us into the same category...

Some quotes of concern from the article;

"People aren't accepting nature for what it is. They have to put an element of excitement into it," said Weisheit, a longtime rafting guide. "People see it on YouTube and then say, 'That looks like fun.’”

"in Utah's canyon lands, which see plenty of injuries and deaths from rock climbing and BASE jumping”

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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 05:47:35 AM »

DMAN just think it was three minutes of you not ragging on Luke  :P
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 08:09:20 AM »

DMAN just think it was three minutes of you not ragging on Luke  :P
I think that's why he was so upset  ;)
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 08:13:38 AM »

Didn't Potter get a ration of sh!t for climbing one of these arches? How do they get off getting away with this kind of BS?

Anyway, I am reminded of the last words of a redneck: 'Hey, hold my beer, and watch this.'
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 10:24:52 AM »

pappy- you mean the Human Slingshot ?? when you pull  the person back with your atv then let'm rip ???rches is such a cool place, but packed with whacks
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 01:45:26 PM »

The sad part is that I've actually done something like this. It used to be a rite of passage for climbing at Yellow Creek, AL (one of the finest sandstone cliffs in the South, sadly closed now) to walk across an abandoned railroad bridge over an arm of Lake Weiss to access the cliff. As the line was abandoned, all of the rails and cross ties had been removed, so you had to walk one of the two 18" wide girders for more than 100 yds. ~75' above the lake. It's funny how many climbers were a complete wreck at the prospect. It was especially funny early in the morning with a hangover. If you camped there, it was common to rig a rope swing in the middle of one of the girders, so that you jumped standing over one of the stone bridge supports and you would drop, swing, skim the lake and just miss hitting the other bridge support. If you got the length of the rope right.  ::) First time I saw it, I said, 'That's the dumbest f$#king thing I've ever seen', and refused to participate.

About midnight, after a substantial amount of ethanol and herbal fortification, it seemed like a capital idea. The cool part was crawling out on the girder, in the dark, to rig up. Steve couldn't make it at all, and passed out on the girder. I'm pretty sure I asked Greg to hold my beer and watch this. But I jumped, and I was right: It's one of the dumbest f$#king things I've done and not got hurt, and I'm a connoisseur of that sort of thing.
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Re: This video is being blamed for a fatality
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 06:16:25 PM »

Yellow isclosed ? shit.. what was that 11+ (COUGH) finger crack that i flopped on ?

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