Corona Arch Rope Swing

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Re: Corona Arch Rope Swing

Postby ColoradoGuy » Thu May 31, 2012 8:52 pm

That probably damages the rock. I hate seeing stuff like this.
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Re: Corona Arch Rope Swing

Postby tbonesaredelicious » Thu May 31, 2012 11:00 pm

The circumstances surrounding Osman's death are considerably different, I would say. I would also wager that a large snowstorm puts way more stress on that arch than any human ever will
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Re: Corona Arch Rope Swing

Postby crossfitter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:55 am

ColoradoGuy wrote:That probably damages the rock. I hate seeing stuff like this.


In the making-of video they showed that the rope was well-padded over the edge and is connected to a preexisting 5 bolt anchor, which is commonly used for rappels off the arch. Retrieving rappel ropes probably does more damage to the rock than the rope swing itself.
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