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northcave


Jul 2, 2008, 11:09 AM
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Ok some of guys are going to be like "fuk off" so if you wanna thrown some abuse go for it. I 'll take it like a man. Anyway some of us like to throw ourselves off cliffs. Commonly known as base. Each to their own though.

Anyway, I climb but i don't aid. Would like to. One day. Walls are shit in england though.

I also know of people that have used spare parachute rigs to send their gear to the bottom of a big jump on a static line and then followed it. Usually things like tents, camping equipment etc.

SO.... is there anyone that has done a big wall and hauled a couple of rigs with them, chucked their gear off with one and then base jumps after it? Sounds peachy to me. Especially if u did a big stack that had now other way down other than climbing back down. Pirate


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northcave wrote:
Ok some of guys are going to be like "fuk off" so if you wanna thrown some abuse go for it. I 'll take it like a man. Anyway some of us like to throw ourselves off cliffs. Commonly known as base. Each to their own though.

Anyway, I climb but i don't aid. Would like to. One day. Walls are shit in england though.

I also know of people that have used spare parachute rigs to send their gear to the bottom of a big jump on a static line and then followed it. Usually things like tents, camping equipment etc.

SO.... is there anyone that has done a big wall and hauled a couple of rigs with them, chucked their gear off with one and then base jumps after it? Sounds peachy to me. Especially if u did a big stack that had now other way down other than climbing back down. Pirate
It has been done before, and I've heard stories about people having to go back up the wall and rescue their gear when it hit the wall and the chute got hung up on a feature. That'd be NO GOOD, wouldn't it?

Anyway, it's illegal to BASE in the National Parks here in the US, not to say that it doesn't get done (and at least one guy's been killed trying to get away from the rangers trying to arrest him, when attempting to cross the Merced river he was washed downstream and drowned.)

Several years ago I was 3/4 the way up the Captain when in the early morning light something went flying by, soon followed by the pop of their chute deploying, giving away the fact that it wasn't just some random object thrown off the top. Several of us wall-rats gave 'em a HOOT!, but he probably couldn't hear us by then.


Towers of the Colorado Plateau strikes me as a good place to undertake such a thing though.


northcave


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hmm interesting thanks


TheTeacher


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Go to www.dailymotion.com and do a search for big wall. Your eyes will be opened to the possibilities. Look for a video titled Azazel.

This url might get you there.
http://www.dailymotion.com/...-in-pakistan_extreme


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TheTeacher wrote:
Go to www.dailymotion.com and do a search for big wall. Your eyes will be opened to the possibilities. Look for a video titled Azazel.

This url might get you there.
http://www.dailymotion.com/...-in-pakistan_extreme

Nice vid Teacher.
Now try this!
http://video.on.nytimes.com/...21054e55e379d99f5883


Couloirman


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http://www.apexbase.com/...iew.asp?idproduct=39

apex makes a container with a compartment to fit gear between you and your canopy which seems like a much better option. the only problem I see with it is that the pin cover is exposed the whole time you are climbing, hiking, etc... so if you are on a big wall and have an accidental opening it could be, well, bad. Check your pins often if you do this, or just keep the rig inside a stuff sack while climbing to avoid the problem altogether.


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northcave


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*urrgghh shiver*

makes me quiver thiking about making a jump with a load of climbing stuff in my rig. I also doubt you'd get even a third of your big wall kit in that.

That said it does look good for less serious back country jumps. Wink


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When I was in Peru a few years back, we watched two Euro dudes climb up a wall for three days, then when they got to the top, out came the paragliders. They were back in camp about 20 minutes later. It inspired me to go get my paraglider training.

I know this is a bit different then base jumping, but it was still damn cool.


northcave


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shimanilami wrote:
When I was in Peru a few years back, we watched two Euro dudes climb up a wall for three days, then when they got to the top, out came the paragliders. They were back in camp about 20 minutes later. It inspired me to go get my paraglider training.

I know this is a bit different then base jumping, but it was still damn cool.

hmm yeah good idea... although you could ground launch your base jumping canopy in the same way. You just wouldn't stay up as long and the take off is a little bit more sketchy Pirate


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