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  • Not For The Acrophobic

    oh...my...god


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k4Xk1mEwmI
    There are no strings on me

  • #2
    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

    Ditto.. :shock:

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    • #3
      Re: Not For The Acrophobic

      How do they find people who are willing to do that?

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      • #4
        Re: Not For The Acrophobic

        :!:

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        • #5
          Re: Not For The Acrophobic

          So when you're climbing at the very tippy-top, you're not attached to anything??!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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          • #6
            Re: Not For The Acrophobic

            And now I think about it, it's got to be even worse going down!!!

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            • #7
              Re: Not For The Acrophobic

              If i didn't have Acro before, i certainly do now!

              Hokey-smokes! I had to stop halfway just to catch my breath.

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              • #8
                Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                Terrifying, for sure.

                I wonder: How much they would have to pay ME to do that--even when I was 25 & fit? $10,000 wouldn't do it; $25,000 wouldn't do it... At the $100,000 level I'd at least start to think "could I actually do this?"--but I'm pretty sure the answer would still be NONONONONONONONO!

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                • #9
                  Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                  Originally posted by kuha
                  I wonder: How much they would have to pay ME to do that--even when I was 25 & fit? $10,000 wouldn't do it; $25,000 wouldn't do it... At the $100,000 level I'd at least start to think "could I actually do this?"--but I'm pretty sure the answer would still be NONONONONONONONO!
                  Good question. One step further? How much would you bet? Do it and you keep all the money. Chicken out and you lose it.
                  $50K is a lot to lose, but maybe the right incentive to make oneself do it.
                  The problem is the lack of life-lines. Just getting dizzy up there would be fatal.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                    There are plenty of people in Boulder who would do it, or at least there were.



                    Just go to Eldorado Canyon.

                    But seriously, I think the video is scarier than actually doing it. In my relatively short climbing career, I am kind of still surprised at some of the stuff I got up. Standing at the base of some vertical wall I sometime would pray for rain just so I could quit. But once you get started and are concentrating on what you are doing, i.e. looking at the rock etc, before you know it you are at the top.

                    The first time I did the Third Flatiron in Boulder, even though it is an easy climb it is so exposed that I had to quit about a third up. Looking around and taking in the view was not wise. But I did it again and this time only looked at the rock and had no problems.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                      The truth is, there are a few folks who would do this climb for the fun of it. Many (desperate impoverished folks?) that would do it for something in the range of $1,000; and plenty more that would do it (or try it) for $100,000. But not me...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                        Originally posted by kuha
                        The truth is, there are a few folks who would do this climb for the fun of it. Many (desperate impoverished folks?) that would do it for something in the range of $1,000; and plenty more that would do it (or try it) for $100,000. But not me...
                        I wonder how many people could actually do it just for the money? I would bet it is not many. It is a loooong way up.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                          Originally posted by kuha
                          But not me...
                          kuha the climbing ape!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                            Originally posted by Conor Dary
                            Originally posted by kuha
                            But not me...
                            kuha the climbing ape!

                            Bingo! That was me in my younger, fit & handsome days...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Not For The Acrophobic

                              Here's a discussion thread on the video, including a guy who did it for awhile.

                              http://www.artifacting.com/blog/2010/09 ... ion-tower/
                              There are no strings on me

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