New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

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New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

Post by JimmyLyding » Apr 26 2011 8:43 pm

Just read the climbing piece in the new National Geographic. Very interesting, and superb photography by noted climber Jimmy Chin. You people are still crazy, however. I'm hoping to see some climbers going up El Capitan in 2 weeks when I'm in Yosemite.

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Re: New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

Post by DarthStiller » May 03 2011 12:08 pm

I just got done reading that article. It's crazy that people are doing that now without any ropes. The one picture of the guy hanging from underneath a horizontal overhang is cringe inducing. More power to the people who can do that, but even if I had the athletic ability to do that, I would never have the nerve.
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Re: New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

Post by kingsnake » May 03 2011 12:19 pm

I bet everyone who falls -- in their last few seconds of conscious life -- thinks "Damn, wish I had a belay ..." :stretch: That's the reason skydivers carry a reserve. :pray:
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Re: New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

Post by Jim_H » May 03 2011 1:29 pm

I don't get the rope free thing either. It seems like the article is glorifying stupidity.
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Re: New climbing piece in National Geographic magazine

Post by JimmyLyding » May 03 2011 8:33 pm

I hope I don't see anyone taking the Nestea plunge when I'm @ Yosemite this weekend.

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