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elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Attended church as a child.... imagine if I grew up actually believing all that crap!!!
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Posting something on SuperTopo!
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y'all
Sep 5, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Hard to say. My short list:

Went upstairs at a house fire to search, before water was being applied on the fire in the kitchen. Probably knew I shouldn't, but was young and thought I had something to prove.

F*#ked up the peel out of an eddy above some benign Class 4 drop,flipped, and pinned.

Went through the ice on brand new XC skies. The brand new part being significant in that it was the very first time I had clipped into the NNN style bindings. Very tough time figuring out the release in the water, clinging to the ice.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 5, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Use the internet.


US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet

NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records
$250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products
Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the internet'


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 5, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

One, was standing here looking at that PRAYING the line would hold, as we were purt near outta options.. Happy Camp Ca, siege of 87. Making a stand at a ranch .
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
playing with firearms while intoxicated

lars
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Sep 5, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
While effecting a rescue during the Walker River Flood of January 1997, got trapped mid-river....

You'll have to read my book for the full story....and of course.....one of these days I will finish writing it.

Soon...
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Sep 6, 2013 - 07:26am PT
Maybe walking the favelas of Medellin, Colombia. Or maybe taking a head first fall off of uncle fanny when I was 15, ripping almost all the pro that I had put it, stopping head down three feet from the ground. Yep that last one I guess.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Sep 6, 2013 - 07:34am PT
When you think about it, the list is just too long. Hard to rate something like that. Dead is dead, right? Not to mention our engagement in a 100% fatal process called living.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Sep 6, 2013 - 07:46am PT
Jumped out of an airplane.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:07am PT
for Dr. McAfee, it was startling a herd of elephants.

http://www.10news.com/news/community-reacts-to-death-of-dr-thomas-mcafee-former-ucsd-dean-trampled-to-death-in-africa-090513
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Climbing = ice climbing in the black canyon

Non-climbing = Checking bull pins for mosquitos. Also, rolling my car 300+ feet off of highway 50 in the middle of the night.
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:31am PT
Do I have to pick just one?

Credit: handsome B

Credit: handsome B

Credit: handsome B
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Sep 6, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Lots for me too, the first 3 that come to mind.

1. Going through a "checkpoint" manned by self appointed guerillas twice a day in Entebbe Uganda in 1980. They'd make us get out of the car, AK-47's to our heads and check our "papers". Only thing that saved us is that we were working for the government, and they were scared of the government!

2. 19 yrs old, driving home drunk from a 3.2 bar on top of Lookout Mtn called Sams (Golden, Co), down Lariat Trail.

3. Hitting on a local's girlfriend at 3:00 in the morning at a small bar in Nevada that was full of patrons from the local Paiute reservation.
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Sep 6, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Got married....

Then divorced....
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Sep 6, 2013 - 09:31am PT
The Beerolympics is perdy dangerous.

Credit: The Larry

Credit: The Larry
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:05am PT
The list is endless and I expect that many here had very similar experiences with alcohol/cars/bikes/guns/fire/explosives and any combination of the above that I somehow survived, but looking back, my closest calls never even crossed my mind as dangerous at the time. Although I grew up in Ireland, events in Northern Ireland were hundreds of miles away, normally as irrelevant to my life as events in the middle east - except when they weren't: As impoverished students, we couldn't afford clay pigeons or other targets to shoot, so one afternoon we went to an abandoned coal mine for some redneck shooting fun. Two days later, police find that the IRA was using that mine to practice with a belt-fed Russian 50cal they'd got from Ghadaffi.

TE






Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:18am PT
it's probably a toss up between jugging some old ass ratty fixed lines anchored to loose pins on Ama Dablam...

or...

The East Ledges descent in the dark with a huge load super haggard.

or...

Driving 9hrs home after a Leaning Tower weekend warrior push. 3 days with basically no sleep. Woke up driving in oncoming traffic....luckily it was 2am and the road was empty.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Bombing longboard hills on a street deck is right up there for me as well. I had big soft wheels and high derometer bushings, so it was a sweet ride.

It's the other people that were the problem.

My buddy was following me in my car, he said I was well over 40mph when the a-hole heading up the hill decided to swerve into my lane and force me off the road. Obviously no helmet or pads.

Could've bit the big one right there. I got off easy with a concussion, dislocated shoulder, sand dollar sized chunk of scalp missing, all the thick meat on my palm missing, broken ankle, and scars from knee to shoulder on my right side.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:53am PT
I've done a number of stupid and dangerous things, some of them illegal (long ago and all in good fun, PRISM), but the most dangerous was very nearly rapping off a rope into space.
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