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David

Trad climber
San Rafael, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 25, 2006 - 01:51pm PT
Chris Mac and a bunch of other cool people with a thirst for big air ski/BASE jumped Lover's Leap yesterday. Quite the show!

I'll try to post some more later.



caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Apr 25, 2006 - 01:53pm PT
Where did they land? Pony express trail talus? below the phone lines? Yikes!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 25, 2006 - 01:55pm PT
That's Light,
Sitting here arguing on the forum is way more adventurous.

Please post more asap.
Cheers.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Apr 25, 2006 - 01:59pm PT
Totally f*#kin' Board.
David

Trad climber
San Rafael, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2006 - 01:59pm PT
Talus area which is totally covered with snow right now. Before the phone lines.
dirtbag

climber
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:00pm PT
Looking forward to more photos. That first one sure made my sphincter pucker.
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:06pm PT
Is the takeoff ramp above bookmark?

Looks like a ton of snow still up there...
David

Trad climber
San Rafael, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2006 - 02:14pm PT

Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:18pm PT
Those are really awesome photos, David!

Keep 'em coming...
spyork

Social climber
Land of Green Stretchy People
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:19pm PT
Nice photos. Did you rap off and hang somewhere to shoot those?

The Leap feels very steep, but it doesn't look vertical to me. Don't you have to have a ton of speed to clear far enough out to pop your chute? Not that I have BASE jumped or ever will. Hang gliding was crazy enough for me, and I wont go back to flying.

Steve
David

Trad climber
San Rafael, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2006 - 02:25pm PT
No rapping. We shot from on top of wall but farther downhill towards the East Wall. There were a couple other photographers up there who are full-time pros. Jerry Dodrill who posts on this forum was there. I'm sure he has much better shots. Perhaps he'll share. I was just there to have fun as a wide eyed spectator.

Look closely and you'll see the launch ramp.


coldclimb

climber
Wasilla, Alaska
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:32pm PT
That's pretty sweet. Cool stuff guys!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Apr 25, 2006 - 02:50pm PT
Incredibly cool, stuff I would never do!
Blinny

Trad climber
NorthWestMontana
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:03pm PT
It is completely incomprehensible that those guys LIVED through those jumps!

UnFrickityFrackingBelievable!

:-0

Kath
Roger Breedlove

Trad climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:23pm PT
If I am looking at the picture correctly, I can see the ramp down to the edge--nice and long with a slight curve. So who figures out before the first jump if there is enough speed to get out far enough?

"Looks good to me."

"Then you go first."
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:27pm PT
holy crap!

Tahoe folks are (and allways have been) f*#king nuts...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
one pass away from the big ditch
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:28pm PT
No doubt Roger!

Insane in the membrane!
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:31pm PT
I think it's been jumped before, straight jump, no skis.
The user formerly known as stzzo

Trad climber
SF bay area
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:33pm PT
Wow. I'm not sure I'm seeing the ramp. Is it the tree where to two curving lines end?
poop*ghost

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Apr 25, 2006 - 03:35pm PT
did they stick the landing?! ha - looks like fun.


the real sickness (tm) is that dudes are hucking 200+ footers (without a chute BTW) now on a regular basis: below is near snowbird, went down this winter.



this was at kirkwood: (spot the dude dropping below the skier in red).



lots of sick pix: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49102
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