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July 2, 2012 |
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they asked at the start to confirm he was on belay which was confirmed. he was never in any danger even without the secondary clip.
Do you see any rope coming off his harness up to the top before he clips to the other rope? No. The guy at the top says "Do you have him on belay" far to quietly to be talking to anyone at the base of the cliff. He was making sure that the person throwing him the rope from the top actually had it secured before the climber risked letting go or shifting his weight.
And even if he was on belay from the bottom, the leader doesn't fall on ice. Also, "never in any danger" is quite false.
He is clipped into a bolt a couple feet below his stance. Would be scary but he would of been fine.
Dude, seriously? You tried to climb on wet ice?
We Ice is soft. Soft is not brittle. Brittle is bad. It's that it was thin, that was his biggest risk.
at what point is this video going to get interesting
yeah i don't get it… he was already anchored.
So a guy decides to climb up a steep, slick rock by digging a sharp pick into a thin sheet of ice with water running quickly around and under it… I can't see any way that could go wrong.
Umm, as an ice climber with, I can confidently say that guy doesn't know shit about ice. That guy should not be free-soloing, let alone on snice; one usually does not free solo unless it's good conditions for it. Seriously, you can hear his tools hitting the rock!
*with a bit of experience
think I saw a rope below him, though I agree, watching him, he had no business being on lead on ice. I'll lead sport and easier trad any day, but it will be a cold day in hell before I lead ice.
This was 5 minutes of my life i'm never getting back.. i think the snowmobiler near 1000 ft drop has set my standards too high to be interested in any similar videos.
ice climbing in summer… it was never going to take off
crazy to think how easily all that chuckling could have been screams of horror.
As he comes close to the top you can see a second rope behind him, he was being belayed by a partner from below. In the event of a fall, he would have fallen twice the distance of where his last protection was…plus rope stretch, if that protection held. Still he looked like a Gomer!
you can see he was lead climbing that ice. he might have taken a whipper, but he'd live.
Assuming what he was clipped to was bolted. If it was an ice screw, what's to say it wouldn't break off as well?
Once again late season ice demonstrates the need for solid decision making skills and this guy lacks it. If the ice below him is anywhere near as shady as the thin stuff that dinner plated on him, they should have backed off that climb long ago.
moron was free climbing that? so ametuer.
Your spelling is pretty amateur. <3
He was on lead. You can see is dual rope set-up as he gets a bit higher.
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Nothing to see here, this is amateur albeit educated climbing, without ice you can still climb that with tools – the climbers know how to protect themselves, no one in this video was lucky, or even scared – another typical day of climbing couloirs in the springtime – people do this everyday, mountains are awesome, chive on.
let's climb up a thin ice shelf with running water going through it.. probably smart.
running water = melting ice. Idiot.
Surely, someone was belaying for him down below…he was trailing a rope…presumably with some protection screwed in not too far below his position. I can't imagine anyone free soloing an ice climb with moving water beneath.
Ice climbing when it's sunny, warm, and melting………………………………………………………………………….
I Ice climb. He was doing almost everything correctly on lead. The 2 people off camera had just come up there via the exact same technique he used. That's just the inherent risk with ice climbing. He was using ropes, and was protected by a piece of gear just below him. But still a scary situation. Worse, is where that ice went. how close was it to his belayer?
*What went through my mind when it happened*
& that is why I dont ice climb!
why cant i view any videos i can see the ads but not the videos
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Ice can also form icicles, similar to stalactites in appearance, or stalagmite-like forms as water drips and re-freezes.
I like also to climb but I think its quite difficult when you are in the middle of the cold surroundings.
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