/ Another Scary GoPro Fall

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Snakea - on 01 Apr 2013
With the ever increasing popularity of the GoPro, it seems we're starting to see further and further in to the climbing scene around Britain.

I stumbled across this video and the fall is very scary, is this something usual that happens to most climbers at some point?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYhFRXyCf3k
Morgan Woods - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

well there's 2 minutes of my life i'll never get back.
Fraser on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

Damn that looked painful! Not sure I'd have got back on for second helpings after that.
Mark Collins - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea: Depends on the climber I suppose, but it has certainly happened to me.
needvert on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

If that's going to happen to me at some point then I'm going to start dragging around a bouldering mat.

That guy reckoned his cams were bomber.
andyd1970 - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea: why which other GoPro ice climbing falls are there about?
MJ - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to andyd1970:

why which other GoPro ice climbing falls are there about?

Possibly this one, surprised you havent seen it: -

http://tinyurl.com/22nh7kr
geordiepie - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

What makes you think this is GoPro footage? Doesn't look like it to me
balmybaldwin - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to geordiepie:
> (In reply to Snakea)
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> What makes you think this is GoPro footage? Doesn't look like it to me


Because the video says it is?
Valkyrie1968 - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

I reckon the problem with these lads is that their indicative of young peoples approach to climbing these days - No helmets, baggy jumpers, and an over reliance on cams - Tell me a nut would have popped in that situation?!
And then they have the guts to stick it online as if it's all one big "lol", complete with computer music and edits talking about wanting to "flash" it.
Send em up cloggy with just a rack of nuts and slings and see how they get on, i say..
andyd1970 - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to MJ: I have seen that one I meant Ice climbing fall ones?
MJ - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to andyd1970:

I have seen that one I meant Ice climbing fall ones?

Apologies, how about this one: -

http://tinyurl.com/3mqhtwt
Milesy - on 01 Apr 2013
What does it have to go do with GoPro? There are videos of falls going back decades to when video cameras needed back packs. I don't think the climbing world but just more is recorded - that can applied to anything or everything.
krikoman - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Valkyrie1968:
> (In reply to Snakea)
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ggy with just a rack of nuts and slings and see how they get on, i say..

Still it an E6 isn't it?
The Pylon King on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

The word Gormless pops into my head.
Erm... - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea: go pro = shitty awsome gormeless music
deacondeacon - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Valkyrie1968: yeah, nothing worse than baggy jumpers. No wonder he fell!
Nuts can fail too. I don't know if the placement was marginal or not and neither do you.
I'm pretty sure he'd be more than capable at cloggy too.
Jamie B - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Snakea:

> the fall is very scary, is this something usual that happens to most climbers at some point?

If you hope to get onto E6 (like these guys) it's an inevitability. If however you intend to spend your climbing career at more sedate grades, never truly pushing yourself or exploring your limits, you could go through your entire career without falling off. Your choice...
Kemics - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Jamie B:

I fall off plenty...however, I do plan to go my entire career without hitting the ground ;)

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