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Offline 360c

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Offline 98octane

I'm not either. Did the Tower of Terror and Giant Drop rides at Dreamworld today :)

But those guys are crazy.



Offline Neru


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Crazy, this building is huge. You don't realise how tall it is until you see it compared to other sky scrapers



Offline 360c

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The wind speeds at that height can be huge. I'm not sure why they were not hanging on for dear life, let alone standing on the very end of a bloody crane unassisted.



Offline anotherforumuser

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I went up 22 floors on the hook of a crane many times on my dads building sites when I was young but that is way too high for my nerves.



Offline cel

I watched that on the weekend with sweaty palms :scared:



Offline Brenton

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The wind speeds at that height can be huge. I'm not sure why they were not hanging on for dear life, let alone standing on the very end of a bloody crane unassisted.

The hanging on for dear life just makes it harder and more dangerous.
You need to be relaxed so your movements are smoothe and precise.
You also need to be away from what you are climbing so you can see where you need to move you hands and feet to.

The single largest skill in climbing is reading the route / next moves to take / make.
If you are cramped in tight to the wall or structure you can't see what needs to be done.

There is also the difficulty level. And that is all relative to what you are used to doing. The actual climbing in that movie looked so easy that it would be the equivalent of you standing on the top of a 3 step ladder. The hardest part I saw was climbing the fence at the start.

Not to the same scale but when I climber the bridge the hardest part was monkey baring under the security spikes to get to the back of the bridges colum that the ladder is on. After that there was a bit of over vert but easy holds so not any real issue. At the time I was able to do multiple chin ups on just 1 finger on each hand or if there was only 1 hand hold i could do chin ups on the 1 hand but the other hand holding my wrist. Could never do the 1 arm chin up

Climbing is all relative  :rolleyes:



Offline j15


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Have a go at this

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58</a>



Offline dodger

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This one always gets to me -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDNGZVmhkTo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDNGZVmhkTo</a>



Offline Brenton

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Have a go at this

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phl82D57P58</a>

No thanks. To old now.

I did do a bit of free climbing but nothing of that level of difficulty.
I think the highest I free climbed was about 150-160 meters. Was great fun.



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