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Title: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 08, 2013, 06:46:40 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYr1DVtWujM&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYr1DVtWujM&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: WanderlustMD on February 08, 2013, 09:50:41 pm
I getting to be a firm believer in that idea that GoPro = Death.
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 08, 2013, 10:41:33 pm
Go pro is definatly a huge flag in my book... I see one of those things on a climbing helmet and  I get out the cell phone and dial 911 :-[
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: sherpajosh69 on February 09, 2013, 08:13:06 am
yeah, its turning into a scurge. Everyone wants there 15 min of fame, be dead, mamed, or if they are truley lucky alive. looked like a pretty stiff and brittle finish. Was that Ben Nevis Scotland???
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Post by: ridgerunner on February 09, 2013, 09:48:23 am
+1 on GoPro = Go way too amateur
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Post by: pappy on February 09, 2013, 11:19:22 am
Ok, I admit it, I'm old and clueless. WTH is Go Pro?
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: sneoh on February 09, 2013, 11:31:33 am
It is a 'wearable' camera that one is "supposed" to bring and record one's craziest/silliest outdoor exploits.
http://gopro.com/
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: pappy on February 09, 2013, 11:38:44 am
That's the dumbest thing I ever heard of. Speaking from experience, you don't want hard evidence of some of the real stupidity.
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: WanderlustMD on February 09, 2013, 12:52:54 pm
That's the dumbest thing I ever heard of. Speaking from experience, you don't want hard evidence of some of the real stupidity.

On the flip side, it is neat seeing that perspective on routes you haven't done. I saw a good one of the Nose a while back. Of course, that sort of ruins the experience when you actually get there, but it is what it is.

They are definitely a flag; the experience of climbing is still so new, one wants to relive it as much as possible, show friends, etc. It's all good, whatever. Just don't fall on ice.
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: The other tomcat on February 09, 2013, 01:01:07 pm
I think they're great! My son gets killer MTB videos with his, and a friend set one of our Gunks climbs to some DMB that was super fun. Compared to the lame assed video I got going MTB  with a hand-held a few weeks ago they are far superior. If you both have one it's crazy fun!

I think they pitched off that for fun. How could you get the screws in and then blow the rest?  ::)
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: perswig on February 09, 2013, 01:30:25 pm
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2045363/The-GoPro-Climbing-Thread

Dale
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 09, 2013, 06:11:41 pm
here is annother crazy britt that  still has a ways to go INMOP before  highball ice bouldering is adviseable :-[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHGE2Xzbnw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJHGE2Xzbnw&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: sherpajosh69 on February 10, 2013, 09:36:42 am
And yet another from AK.....
https://vimeo.com/58137144

At least it will be concrete evidence when someone bites it hard...
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: Admin Al on February 10, 2013, 11:54:22 am
the ice on Taurine Scream looked for crap overall. there is no way I would have rapped off a v-thread in that crap!
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: sherpajosh69 on February 10, 2013, 02:01:10 pm
Had to like the comment, "Make it a good one cause I'd like to go home to my family"
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 10, 2013, 06:06:10 pm
I likly would have made 2 threads with cord but you never know  what it was really like unless you were there. At least these guys seemed like good climbers. the brits were all gumby central...
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: Admin Al on February 10, 2013, 09:08:50 pm
At least these guys seemed like good climbers. the brits were all gumby central...

true...

however, the amount of stuff coming off as the leader climbed was more than I've ever gotten to come off Black Pudding! at one spot he was pealing it off with his hands!
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: DLottmann on February 10, 2013, 10:30:01 pm
And yet another from AK.....
https://vimeo.com/58137144

At least it will be concrete evidence when someone bites it hard...

While watching at 2:58 I said to my wife, tools too close... POP
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 11, 2013, 05:27:54 am
That was pretty obvious from the armchair but as the leader comented, in the heat of the moment when you are pumped sometimes you make mistakes..
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: DLottmann on February 11, 2013, 07:41:13 am
Not saying I wouldn’t have made the same mistake... I was just trying to guess when the fall was coming...
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: sherpajosh69 on February 11, 2013, 08:17:40 am
As someone who would look at a climb like that and just keep walking, it was pretty gripping just knowing it was coming. The slow motion just before it popped showed the spread of the block from the flow starting and getting wider with each swing.
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: neiceclimber on February 11, 2013, 02:56:27 pm
I've been to the base of taurine, and can assure that thing is mean looking. What the video doesn't tell you is the commitment just to get to the ice. It's about 100 road miles from Anchorage, then about 7 miles of unmaintained snowmobile trails that change not only from year to year but day to day, then another 13 or so miles up moose infested river shelf ice. The way in once off the road can take anywhere from 2 to four hours depending on moose encounters and snow conditions (once counted 37 moose on the river alone). Once you over come the travel hurdle you then have to deal with the elements. The climb straddles the line where interior cold meets the more maritime climate of the chugach. Often it will be weeks of -20f followed by days of 10f and snow then dip back to -20f. Lastly, when they climbed it there was maybe 6 hours of daylight. Quite the challenge just to look at the icicle.
Title: Re: OMG!
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 11, 2013, 09:19:03 pm
It looked pretty darn legit to me.