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Someone over on gunks.com is claiming to be this climber. Does anyone know who this is?

http://www.youtube.com/...amp;feature=youtu.be

The gunks thread is here...

http://gunks.com/...f91b95c8b5#Post67200


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Not sure who he is. Now what he is could be more interesting. Maybe remarkably ungrateful?


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satch wrote:
Not sure who he is. Now what he is could be more interesting. Maybe remarkably ungrateful?
Yeah, I'm not very sure what he's trying to say...definitely doesn't sound like a guy who almost kicked it. And now to self promote it? Odd.


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Incredible skill, do you have what it takes to live to die another day?

This is a video of my recent ice trip in Colorado. After I realized I was on camera [Crap!] I went back and did it again, this time without the rope. I was able to dry tool it. Unfortunately the people were not very enthusiastic and did not care about shooting another shot----posting this shot instead, without my consent. Not very nice.

The video is below:

"Mountain climber saved at last second ..."




The moral of the story: If you don't climb like me, you won't be shooting me because you won't be ABLE to be holding the camera without having a mental meltdown.

Odd.


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Incredible skill, do you have what it takes to live to die another day?

This is a video of my recent ice trip in Colorado. After I realized I was on camera [Crap!] I went back and did it again, this time without the rope. I was able to dry tool it. Unfortunately the people were not very enthusiastic and did not care about shooting another shot----posting this shot instead, without my consent. Not very nice.

The video is below:

"Mountain climber saved at last second ..."




The moral of the story: If you don't climb like me, you won't be shooting me because you won't be ABLE to be holding the camera without having a mental meltdown.

Odd.

If he is the climber (which I doubt), and he attributes his survival that day to "skill", then his attitude seems a bit cocky...

btw. seeing how he was flailing on toprope and could not climb those two meters without ice, I have a hard time imagining him dry tooling it...


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I saw this video a while back when it was doing the rounds and was a little confused at the time, so maybe now's an opportunity to ask.

The video is titled "Saved from near-fatal fall" whatever that means. Others talk about "survival". Isn't he just leading and is simply above his last piece of protection (out of shot)?


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PeteF wrote:
Isn't he just leading and is simply above his last piece of protection (out of shot)?

Leading on ice is not leading on rock. The protection isn't as good and you have a very high chance of injury even if your pro holds. It is more comparable to free soloing than leading a rock climb.


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vinnie83 wrote:
PeteF wrote:
Isn't he just leading and is simply above his last piece of protection (out of shot)?

Leading on ice is not leading on rock. The protection isn't as good and you have a very high chance of injury even if your pro holds. It is more comparable to free soloing than leading a rock climb.

A well placed ice screw in good ice holds more than enough (more than 15 kn).
However, there is very serious risk of injury because:
- there are lots of pointy things (screws, crampons etc) that might injure you directly or catch during a fall.
- the ice is often less than ideal.

back when this video originally made the rounds, it was said that his last piece was so far down that it would have been a grounder...


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Turns out the OP on gc.com is not the climber in the video, as he previously claimed. He's a bit whacky, to say the least.


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Well I mean it's pretty obvious that the person in the vid isn't the same person who posted about it. There's no way they dry tooled just based on their tools and comfort level. I climb sketchy ice alot mainly due to having no option but on a well established climb it wasn't a good idea. Best idea he had that whole day was takin that rope


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funnelator wrote:
Turns out the OP on gc.com is not the climber in the video, as he previously claimed. He's a bit whacky, to say the least.
Actually, his asshole credentials are solid from 25 years ago.


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I was being diplomatic. Truth is the OP on gc.com is unstable. He's the exact kind of person who should never be allowed to own an "assault" rifle, or any gun for that matter.


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That thread over on gunks.com would be surreal enough on it's own, but with the OP's writing being so disjointed and strewn with jibberish I can barely follow it. I have strong doubts that Mr Perry is of sound mind.


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Oh wow. I totally missed the tiny 'next page' at the bottom, that's some good entertainment!


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