/ NEWS: Deep Water Soloing News: The Verdon and Tombstoning

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Michael Ryan - on 17 Aug 2007
There have been many "tombstoning" accidents reported in the mainstream news over the past few years leading some deep water soloing enthusiasts to speculate that there may be a ban on cliff jumping or tombstoning in the UK which could effect climbers and deep water soloing. How such a ban would be implemented is not clear.

Meanwhile in the Verdon, France, Udo Neumann and friends have been "enjoying the Verdon limestone and refreshing water, where the Verdon river enters the Lac de St. Croix."


Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
Michael Ryan - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Glyn Jones:

He's correcting it.

The link, "Lac de St. Croix." works

http://dwsworldblog.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html
Richard Horn - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Climbing is banned already at Lulworth so I wouldnt see how a ban on cliff jumping would deter the keen deep water soloist any more...
Witkacy on 17 Aug 2007 - 213-238-107-67.adsl.inetia.pl
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Tombstoning? Looks more akin to sliding into a jacuzzi. http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=71945
IceBun - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Witkacy: Not quite the same as the Lac de St Croix but we had a very successful DWS Fest at Craig Stirling in the NE of Scotland last Saturday. Some details and links to pics can be found here http://forums.scottishclimbs.com/index.php/topic,4861.0.html
and here
http://stewartbrown-climbing.blogspot.com/2007/08/aberdeen-dws-fest-07.html
Michael Ryan - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Witkacy:
> (In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com)
>
> Tombstoning? Looks more akin to sliding into a jacuzzi. http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=71945

Well of course. The French are well known for making climbing look more attractive than it actually is.

Enty - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Pont d' Arc in the Ardeche is a winner.

I got about 35 foot up the east wall before sommersaulting backwards into the river.

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Enty - on 17 Aug 2007
In reply to Enty:

A solo of the Arch, up one side and down the other would be pretty awsome to see. Sharma?
http://www.carto.net/neumann/travelling/ardeche_2004_04/11_le_pont_d_arc.jpg

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Enty - on 17 Aug 2007
roooms on 19 Aug 2007 - client-86-31-103-159.popl.adsl.virgin.net
I am worried the perception of tombstoning will soon stretch to DWS as well. After all, the BBC just broadcast Ultimate Rock Climb and Tim Emmett's climb up Nicky's Leap so obviously ended in what the media call 'tombstoning' that the link is already there. Now the difference is your average 'tombstoner' couldn't do the climb first, but I was angry to see how the media condemn then televise it but say "Don't try this at home!". Double standards.

I bought the tombstoning.com domain name 2 years ago before it had received SO much bad press. I have been rock climbing and rock jumping (as it was so simply called before that) for years and wanted to put up a gallery of pictures for friends and family. Now I'm attempting (and it may fail miserably) to put up advice and safety guidlines for anyone taking part in this extreme sport that actually takes it seriously, and isnt just drunk or jumping off a pier.
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Padraig on 19 Aug 2007
In reply to roooms:
"I am worried the perception of tombstoning will soon stretch to DWS as well."

Too late bro!

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