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post #1 of 28 Old 02-18-2011, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Crazy: On-Person Climb Up a 1768 Foot Tower

If you haven't seen this, it's amazing. Don't know who these guys are; or, what they get paid, but it isn't enough. My stomach was actually turning over watching it. Try not to get dizzy. Are you afraid of heights? How about climbing 1768 feet to the top of a tower?!

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I'd do it for the adrenaline rush.

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I posted that on Facebook a while back.

All my rock climber friends (self included) thought it looked a little easy, wondered what the big deal was about '30 pounds of tools,' and then tried to figure out what gear he had.

All my non-rock climber friends freaked out and either couldn't watch it or claimed their palms started sweating instantly.


(Side note: There was an arborist near my work a few days ago, climbing trees and cutting limbs. I spent a good thirty minutes talking gear with him. He owned the same pair of ascenders I've got)

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My hands got sweaty as **** watching that.
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Forget that, you couldnt pay me enough. ^My palms and feet are sweating too. At that height, Id have a parachute just incase

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**** that. My body tensed up and i've seen that a few times.

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That's Really cool man. But honestly, I just noticed that the little intro video has a Jeep in it.

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Hell no my hands are sweatin like hell. Id fall to my death.
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I would do that but like already stated, i would have a parachute, just becuse if a strom rolled in i could get off of that thing quick, not to mention that would be an awsome commute home, the only thing i dont know is if a chute can fit inside parts of teh tower

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Yah, I can climb ladders, but no climbing nearly 2000 ft. without a chute or safety harness that's in there nearly all the time.

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I watched this video a few times over the past year. Something I have wondered about it is how the tools are used? Are they secured in any way? One dropped tool would kill someone on the ground.
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I watched this video a few times over the past year. Something I have wondered about it is how the tools are used? Are they secured in any way? One dropped tool would kill someone on the ground.
This is just my pure assumption: They work in pairs of 2, right? I doubt there are more guys on the ground, especially with how rural some of these places are. But, if you are close enough to a populated area, and the wind speed is high enough, who knows. My thought is.. on the way down, the toolbox getting stuck or wrapped around stuff. No bueno.

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I considered those factors before posting. But we don't know what is on the ground near the tower. I used to live near a large tower with antennas for various services and communication links. Near the base of the tower was a small building in which personnel were always on duty monitoring equipment and links. There is a chance of a freak accident. What if the thunder we saw in the video startled one of the tower climbers and he dropped a wrench while working?

You could not pay me enough to climb a tower. I hike and have no fear of heights under controlled conditions. Yet even for a million dollars I could not imagine myself climbing a tower.
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"If a storm blows through, there's no quick way down."

Well, that's not entirely accurate.

I couldn't do that job.
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