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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Andy? How did buddy get up or down ? I don't see any ascenders. Were they lowered down so he could jug out ? Or did you have provision on one of the ropes to lower him down to terra firma ?


But that first clip?


Oy vey.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Nice jump Andy!
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 20, 2012 - 03:06am PT
How did buddy get up or down ?

Tami, that's me! Each of the two ropes runs through a gri gri. The gri gri is in turn anchored to three bolts by a set of three slings on the far bridge. I tie on to both ropes and climb over the rail. My mate then takes in on both gri gris so that the ropes go tight (but being a dynamic climbing rope there is still some bend/slack in the rope at the point that I jump). So when I jump there is some slack so the first part of the jump is a free fall down towards those rocks. You can tell from the point when I stop screaming (!) and change to hysterical laughter is the point the rope goes tight. Once I stop swinging my mate above lowers me to the rocky bed below by paying out slack on each of the ropes. Once back on the ground I untie and then climb out using a very steep path. Ropes get pulled up and are readied for the next victim.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Dec 20, 2012 - 05:25am PT
Scary stuff Andy,

I think there's been one fatality there, a female who I think hit the bridge....

It's 'sort of' tolerated by the authorities methinks.

Steve
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:18am PT
With regards to the first video:

People are so f*#king stupid. Welcome to the world of the weekend "climber".

Idiot.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:41am PT
Wow, do that bridge swing naked, and you can paint the big brown smile.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:06pm PT
It's 'sort of' tolerated by the authorities methinks.

The police turn a blind eye but I've heard there are often accidents on the bridge involving surprised motorists emerging from the tunnel to see someone leap from the bridge in front of them. When that happens the advice I was given was pack up very quickly and disappear.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 20, 2012 - 07:45pm PT
Ahhh! Excellent.

But kind of hard to pack up quick & vanish with havin' to do that lower & whatnot. Or are the fuzz around there riding on tortoises ? :-)
Prod

Trad climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 09:34pm PT
Andy, Thats nuts! Nice work.

Prod.
frisbee

climber
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Dec 20, 2012 - 09:35pm PT
"Video has been removed by user." Awww...that was quick.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Dec 28, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
Andy, Thats nuts! Nice work.

I did a bit of editing and added some music. My video now looks like this. The song is "Accident Waiting To Happen" by Billy Bragg.

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