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The Totem Pole, Tasmania

The Totem Pole, Tasmania (view)

In December 2006, Rich Pike, Erik Carleberg, and Dave Vuono climbed the Totem Pole via the Alt. First Pitch (24) and The Free Route's second pitch (25). It was very challenging to edit this video to 5 minutes but I hope the judges dont mind that its about 22 seconds over. Such a sick route! I hope my video inspires you to go climb it before it falls over!

Rating:Average Rating = 4.52/5 | Votes: 31 | Comments: 28

Submitted by: eckov14 on 2007-06-01 | Last Modified: 2007-06-02 | Views: 18654

Comment 4 out of 5 stars booticoo on 2007-06-01
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such a pretty area and line
Comment leedaclimber on 2007-06-01
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I hope i get to climb that someday.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rockstar8 on 2007-06-02
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Nice vid Dave! Good luck,
Comment 5 out of 5 stars AnnieVuono on 2007-06-02
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GREAT Video! Beautiful scenery - very proud of you!!!
Comment 5 out of 5 stars Banch on 2007-06-02
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Great climb. Amazing retreat.
Comment saphius on 2007-06-02
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If you have a buncha' other footage, release an extended edition ;)
Comment eckov14 on 2007-06-02
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I would but I dont know how to make it under 100megs without losing quality.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars crazyducky on 2007-06-02
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Spirit, rock and beauty. Shots that put you in awe. Who doesn't feel a pull to the Totem Pole after watching this?
Comment 1 out of 5 stars waterice9 on 2007-06-03
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sick vid. dave vouno is the mutha shit-ness
Comment 5 out of 5 stars redpiton on 2007-06-03
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Nice going dave! Always nice to hear your voice and see you, even if its on a video! Ah... the Vuono humor! Well done. I recognize that music... was it in a different movie? You da man Dave, you da man!!!!!!
Comment 4 out of 5 stars bortoletto on 2007-06-04
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Terrific. The approach over the waves was awesome , rad.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars donna911 on 2007-06-04
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Awesome! David - so great to see you living your life to the fullest! 5 Stars :)
Comment 5 out of 5 stars rockclimbchar on 2007-06-05
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I would love to see the long version of this video. What an experience!
Comment geoffpike on 2007-06-08
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great climbing but I'm biased because richard is my son!!
Comment 3 out of 5 stars mtengaio on 2007-06-08
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Very inspiring! Good job with the footage. Sea, sky, rock…how perfect.
Comment sneaks on 2007-06-11
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i there was an option to download this, its taking ages to load, only get about 20 seconds in. looks good so far though!
:)
Comment 5 out of 5 stars janjaf on 2007-06-12
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wonderful, and mesmerizing site. I vote for an extended version, even if it goes beyond 100 meg.
Comment 5 out of 5 stars skidawg on 2007-06-12
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I'm voting for the longer version too...try compressing it with a program...DivX doctor does that I think...then post it on youtube if you can't get it on here.
Comment ddt on 2007-06-12
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Congratulations on winning our 2007 Rockclimbing.com video contest! (BTW, nothing prohibits you from submitting a longer version, as long as it's < 100 MB.)
Comment eckov14 on 2007-06-12
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Thanks for the info, I'll try to get it up soon.
Comment jmk1207 on 2007-06-13
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GREAT Video! Amazing retreat.
Comment cruxjunkie78 on 2007-06-19
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love the vid of rock paper for first
Comment 5 out of 5 stars jammer on 2007-06-30
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Nice job! Amazing what you can do with just a regular digital w/movie capabilities.
Comment illusiondweller on 2007-07-05
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Hey guys, I'm sitting here in New Jersey and it's awesome to feel the inspiration from this video. Although a long time climber, I've been in and out of the climbing circles for about three years now and seeing this just confirms where my heart is, thanks!
Comment karlbaba on 2007-10-26
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It just fell over! (at least I read it on the net!)
Comment rrgclimber07 on 2007-10-27
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Sweet looking climb...im down to go to tassy, anyone want to join???
Comment justinbeitler on 2007-11-18
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Awesome video! Nice job guys!

RRGClimber I'll go climb it with you, just name the time!

BTW, anyone know the song that's used in this video. I'd like to download it...
Comment ravens_wing_jim on 2009-06-11
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That was freakin awesome!