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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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  3. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    Holy psycho!
     
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    TheInedibleHulk Turbo Monkey

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    Dan Osman died in a 1000+ foot rope jumping accident the week after setting the world record on the very same jump. He left behind a daughter and the legacy of being probably the great freesolo and speed climber of all time, as well as one crazy son of a bitch.

    RIP Dan-o
     
  5. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    i dont think I could get up there that quick with an elevator
     
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    MudGrrl AAAAH! Monkeys stole my math!

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    Monkeys abound!
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    Darwin always wins.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    balls Of Steel
     
  10. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Holy crap.
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That book about him is a good read. Fall of the Phantom Lord
     
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    Buck Fever Monkey

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    I was going to say something like that except without the factual content. I would have gone something like this..."I'm pretty certain he died doing something illogical a while back."

    And then I would have pointed out the double dyno and gone :eek:
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    He obviously did that for dramatic effect. A 5.7 would be *very* unlikely to require any sort of move like that.

    There was alot of drama in that video. NTTAWWT.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Wat is a rope jump?
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sort of like a base jump, only instead of a parachute the jumper has configured an insane rope configuration to arrest the fall. It's nuts.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    So it is another term for suicide?
     
  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Absolutely. It's a form of suicide for people who aren't really *sure* they want to die.
     
  18. lux

    lux Monkey

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    For an experienced climber, 5.7 is fairly easy -- I've never seen a dynamic requirement on any 5.7s I've done. I watched it a few times and could see him dynoing past tons of holds. Dan was always quite the showman.

    It's been sooo long since I climbed or bouldered, but I used to watch his vidoes a lot.

    Remember the one where he had a rope strung between two spires, sprinted off one spire, leapt and clicked a quickdraw to the rope and slid along it to the other (lower) spire? Sick.
     
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    Echo crooked smile

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    I thought this thread was gonna be about Velocity Girl's hubby making margaritas.
     
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    Buck Fever Monkey

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    Certainly not required. Still, there's no way in hell that I'm taking both hands off while 100+ feet off the deck and not roped in. Not that I would ever free solo either...what am I saying...I don't even climb anymore and the best I ever did was a 10c in a gym.
     
  21. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Holy......crap.....
     
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    Its been a long time since I climbed, but my reflexes haven't changed....

    I needed to chalk up after the video so I wouldn't slip on the keeyyboarddd.
     
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    Denny Chimp

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    I got vertigo just watching that guy. and sweaty palms.

    what kind of sport is freesolo climbing? Membership into that club is way too expensive and exclusive for my tastes.
     
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    SD_TMTB Chimp

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    OMFG....
    Freaking crazy. I had to watch it more than once.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I'm getting sweaty palms reading this thread, let alone watching the vid...
     
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    Damn those guys are crazy the one guy who does stuff in the city could run from the cops so well.
     
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    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    just one word, wow!
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    but he couldn't outrun will smith/the men in black

    :oink: :D
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Echo crooked smile

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    Remember that vid that was posted here a couple years ago where these "freewalking" dudes actually did impressive stuff like scaling walls, jumping 10 feet off phone booths, etc? That was cool.
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Not to take away from Mr. Osman's (RIP) accomplishments, but that climb is a 5.7. For Osman a 5.7 would be akin to most of us climbing a friggin' ladder up that rock.

    Of course, he still had balls the size of Texas to do that $hit without a rope. :eek:

    And I couldn't even climb a frikkin' ladder that fast. :D
     
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    If you get the chance, check out the video Masters of Stone V. It should have you shaking your head and saying "WTF"

    The Cheese
     
  34. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    All those MOS videos have me shaking my head.
     
  35. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    There are old climbers and then there are bold climbers..... but there are no old bold climbers....

    :)
     
  36. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Bah.

    Royal Robbins
    Yvon Chouinard
    Layton Kor

    ;)
     
  37. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Damn, I've free-climbed a 5.7 before (though I can cleanly lead a 5.10a with pro), but 400 ft. is nuts. One screw-up and it's all over. :dead:
     
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    George Hurley, Dick Williams, Rich Gottlieb, Henry Barber and John Bragg, are a few here in the northeast who come to mind, though Rich, John and Henry are my age.

    The Cheese
     
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    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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  40. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I could only make it about 1/2 way through that vid before I got sick to my stomach. Heights are not my thing.... :dead: