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ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
California
Aug 20, 2011 - 05:39pm PT
Chasing the Otter - Photo: Mario Richard
Chasing the Otter - Photo: Mario Richard
Credit: ElCapPirate
Over Mesquite, NV - Photo: Mario Richard
Over Mesquite, NV - Photo: Mario Richard
Credit: ElCapPirate
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 20, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
nice pics ECP! just got addicted myself.
skydive mile-hi
skydive mile-hi
Credit: Snakefoot

caylor
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 22, 2011 - 05:51pm PT
yesterday
the farmlands of Colorado!
the farmlands of Colorado!

caylor
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2011 - 06:15pm PT
Nice shots, Caylor and ECP.

Always did get a kick out of watching you wingsuit types open after half the load had already landed lol.

What DZ is that in CO, Hank?
squishy

Mountain climber
sacramento
Aug 22, 2011 - 06:28pm PT
I build home made RC airplanes all the time out of bubble gum, crackers and duct tape...the stuff is cheap these dayz and tons of fun...

sometimes I even get around to flyin them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WGPHff3AN4



Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 22, 2011 - 07:36pm PT
squishy, that looks radfun! cool vid.

p.s.- Skydive Empire-Ft. Morgan, CO

caylor
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 23, 2011 - 09:09am PT
we're going here or Riglos, Spain. plenty of money and time but can't decide...
Zakynthos Island, Greece
Zakynthos Island, Greece

caylor
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 23, 2011 - 08:40pm PT
from 10 days ago. well worth it.
http://vimeo.com/28042753

caylor
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
RIGLOOOOOOS!

I've been wanting to go there for years. Awesome climbing on some of the most peculiar rock anwhere. The towers look like they have potatoes growing out of them everywhere.

Awesome video!
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:54am PT
seems like a good place to ask this. Has anyone BASE jumped the el cap face in the guadalupe mountains national park, not the one in CA obv
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 24, 2011 - 10:37am PT
ooooohh, been wanting to look at the "Texas El Cap" for a long time. if everything goes perfectly, i'm sure it's "jumpable". nobody with any real or recent BASE knowledge has been out there enough to say I don't think. it's freaking tall, should be climbing to???

caylor
Hankster

Social climber
BASE 637
Aug 24, 2011 - 11:36am PT
Sorry Vegasclimber, it was a hideous decision, but we booked our tickets to Greece. Sept. 14th we are gone for a couple weeks. Riglos is a dreamtrip, but this place won our hearts this round.
Zakynthos Island
Zakynthos Island

caylor
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Aug 24, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdIE2t8QkM&feature=player_embedded#!

Jetman Yves Rossy flying the Grand Canyon
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 08:02pm PT
yeah there are a few vertical areas in the 400ft range. according to wiki (take that for what it is worth) the rock is not very good for climbing but you could probably get a bunch of FA's on it. I don't know enough about BASE to judge the landing areas they look not great but It would depend on your glide rate or your chute. If that is the right term not sure, but if you had enough forward opening speed you can probably land in flat areas.
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
oh and for the record most of this info is from what I remember from going there a few years back. There is a trail going up to Guadalupe peak. From there you have to go through some slightly off trail rough areas for around a half mile or mile. I didn't have pants and the time so I didn't try it so I have no idea about the best jump ledges. I also didn't know how to climb at the time so I don't really personally know the rock conditions for climbing. Next time i go I am going to try and bring some climbing equipment and see if I can find any reasonable lines with decent protection. Then again I just started climbing so I might not have a clue what I am talking about.
soaring_bird

Trad climber
Oregon
Aug 24, 2011 - 09:19pm PT
Guadalupe Peak?.... Wait. Go further south to Santa Elena Canyon; higher, steeper (overhanging in places), legal from the south side (Mexico).
ntanygd760

Gym climber
roanoke, TX
Aug 24, 2011 - 10:07pm PT
what are the odds of getting shot while on the Mexican side?
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 25, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
This will tick off all aviators.

I'm a paraglider pilot. Are they gonna make me file a flight plan now and monitor where I go to?

Yea right.


Private planes, private no more
August 24, 2011|Steve Chapman
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-24/news/chi-private-planes-private-no-more-20110824_1_private-planes-general-aviation-ed-bolen

General aviation groups aren't happy, and who can blame them? "There can be no legitimate reason for a government agency to facilitate the monitoring of wholly private activity by anyone with an internet connection," said Ed Bolen, head of the National Business Aviation Association.

But under LaHood's policy, Big Brother will be watching. And so will anyone else who wants to.


I'm really getting tired of the violations and the scrapping of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

NWO people. NWO.


(It sucks.)
perswig

climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:56pm PT










Dale

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:58pm PT
Now them there's some flyin' machines! Are they originals (not repros)?
What's the first one?
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