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matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 31, 2013 - 06:53am PT
Having just done the spire twice this fall, that really shivers me timbers...what a mindf*#k. I tried to walk a high line once, about 50 feet tall over a 50foot gap. three steps and I was gone. headfirst swan-dive for the ground, lucky I was tethered, but my tether caught a carabiener on my harness as I fell and clipped itself into a gear loop. This all happened so fast I had no idea. I felt my body slow, then I felt something break and I started falling again...almost sh#t myself...but then I stopped as the teather came tight on the main attachment. very scary for a moment.

Credit: matty
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jan 31, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Suspenseful. Feels like a live event.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Why did he do it twice saltandgranite? Once there and once back??
saltandgranite

Trad climber
Yosemite, CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Yep, there and back. Here's the first part:



Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Hardcore man. So sick! Shoulda filmed both ways! ;)

Edit never mind.. Duh
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Was the videographer sailing on a tall ship in rough seas while capturing the video?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Wow!

John
saltandgranite

Trad climber
Yosemite, CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Yeah it was super windy, which made it even more sketch. It was a tiny little handheld, sorry for the poor quality.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:38am PT
No need to apologize! Thanks for the video!
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Makes my hands and feet sweat. Thanks.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Gnar.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Reminds me of the Walindas in NYC...
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Mich is f*cking crazy.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 31, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Ya ever notice they walk like orangatans while slacklining?
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Not that I'm going to be trying something like that anytime soon, but the encouraging commentary, while I'm sure well-meant, would be a huge distraction to me. But maybe when you're hanging it all out like that, you don't really notice anything else.

I'm sure the guy was not thinking about paying bills or the like at the time!

Eric
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Jan 31, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Whoa, wild.

Hey saltandgranite, YouTube has this amazing new'ish feature where their software will steady a jumpy video like that. If you uploaded that vid, you can do it - got to click around for the option. It'll crop small percentages off of each frame, and the end result is that it will look like it was filmed on a floating pillow. Your film isn't all that bumpy, really, looking at it.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 31, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
I saw a video of Mich free soloing a 5.13 somewhere over in Europe.

Here's a pic I took of Faith Dickey soloing my line last winter...

Midevil Turdtickler
Midevil Turdtickler
Credit: The Larry

...and Skandy freesoloco on the Mexican Caulk Gun.

Andy without his base rig.
Andy without his base rig.
Credit: The Larry

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