Have you ever crushed so hard that the #milkyway shot out of the boulder? 💪🏼💫😆
@mattcarrig getting re-acquainted with The Rhino (7b) on a starry night @ Rhino Boulders, Rocklands 🇿🇦
1 of 2 shots inspired by @louderthan11 ‘s ‘Dreamland’.
If you havent seen it...I recommend searching ‘dreamland rocklands’ on YouTube for the good of your eyeballs 👀
Bumping into @jonglassberg and @jess_talley at the Spar in Clanwilliam last month (sorry for my fan-girling guys 😅) was a treat too.
Total legends, and so friendly. Go follow them.
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Epic shot by: @gnarlynickolas We were an eclectic group of people who hiked to the top of el cap that evening. Smelly people new and old to the sport of climbing, cliff jumpers, photographers, and a base jumper all brought together by the chance to do the porch swing.
Standing at the top of el cap, it's hard to imagine how it's possible to climb to the top and base jumping off of it starts to seem almost safe. You'd probably have a solid 12 seconds to pull your chute.
Base jumping is still too extreme for me, but the porch swing was a thrill of it's own. Slowly rappelling down over the edge of of a 3000 foot tall cliff feels unnatural but right at the same time. The exposure isn't worrying, but rappelling towards the end of a rope with no knot is everything you're not supposed to do in climbing. Still you know you're safe because of the second rope attached to you that drops low from your harness and eventually reaches up to a couple bolts 30 feet above you and 50 feet away horizontally on the cliffs edge.
The end of the rope gets closer as you lower and your heart beat starts to rise. You don't hesitate, you let go of the rope and watch it whip through your belay device. It bounces up when you unweight it and now you're falling. Wind, sunlight, the rock is too close to you, you're going to swing into it, you brace yourself instinctively but nothing happens. As quick as it started the rope you fell on is taught and you're quickly swinging back the way you came.
You flip upside down and scream! You wave at the climbers setting up camp on a portaledge 200 feet below you. You stare straight down 3000 feet to the ground and then to the horizon where the final rays of sunset are filling the valley with warmth. You laugh. You laugh. You laugh. The rope has stopped swinging and now you're just hanging in space. You take a couple seconds to collect yourself and ascend the rope you swung on all the way back to the valley rim. Back to that ecclect group of nuts you call friends. 🤙🏼 DM for proper credit or removal. 🙏🏼
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I dont remember where I first saw this, but I wanted to try! I surprised myself by doing it first go! (I'm sure the sweaty feet helped😅)