Random cool climbing stuff….including a giant fall

Want to sleep while doing a multi-day big wall climb? Here’s your option:

Lacking in creature comforts

Lacking in creature comforts

Ok so probably not the most comfortable way to sleep, and certainly not a good solution for those who roll around or sleep walk.

Speaking of big walls, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is one of the most well known big wall climbs in the world. Here’s a video of someone attempting the climb….and then falling. The terror starts at about 34 seconds. Notice the rope catching and the ridiculously huge porch swing the guy takes. The “size” of that swing is directly proportional to the distance between the climber and the anchor in the rock (that’s securing the rope).

 

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