October 20, 2013
Rock Climber Installs Homemade Reclining Chair 350 Feet Up A Cliff
From 22 words:
A couple weeks ago Redditor Dallin Smith posted this picture
of his friend sitting in a chair that Dallin made out of retired climbing rope.
The chair is bolted to the rock 10 feet over the ledge of a 360-foot cliff.
He and his friends hiked/climbed up the backside of the mountain to reach the precipice and then rappelled down to their insane chair.
Here are some follow-up pictures he posted for the thousands of people who saw his first pic and were interested in more...
After his pics were seen a couple million times, he ended up having to take the chair down and it is now in a much less spectacular location — his garage — as he considers what to do with it.
He's leaning towards auctioning it off on eBay.
October 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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Once upon a midday breezy,
As loaf I pinched, so free & easy,
Sat atop my cliffside Kohler throne
Inspired was I and fell to dreaming
As quick approaching climbers, teeming
Neared my throne, commanding, screaming
But 'Out of Charmin' greets their groan.
Posted by: Tenzing Ballcock | Oct 21, 2013 1:27:22 PM
Flautist that should be reading 'atop' not 'stop', you nitwit.
No worries, Flautist: my Crack AutoCorrect Team®™© (headed by Gray Cat) has repaired the damaged sequence — it's all good!
Posted by: Doktor Dorftrottel | Oct 21, 2013 9:31:34 AM
Graeme - I'd like to think so. (I wonder who all would see the exhibit, what with the performer perched atop his/her ceramic cliffside aerie so high up...)
Posted by: Flautist | Oct 21, 2013 9:21:44 AM
I'm old enough to recall the days when big walls (Yosemite) took days to climb and those of us who spent three days climbing one 1,600 ft wall would just "let 'er rip" with hopes that the landing spot would be the top of pine trees and not the heads of the climbers on the next route over (windy, it was).
Today, if we're not 24 years old and climbing Half Dome in 3 hours, the park policies mandate the use of a "pig" a/k/a a PVC tube sealed at the bottom and accessible via a threaded cap on the topside to capture and contain for later disposal all waste produced during a long climb.
The last time I checked the regs (April) there was a $500.00 fine for improper waste handling in Yosemite...
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Oct 21, 2013 3:07:57 AM
1st one not too bad. 2nd one, verrry bad, full visceral sparkling. Chair pretty. Girl smiling, my brain can't process. Last one, can't even look at without projecting into a future of sliding down, way down, leaving the viscera well behind. I'm just scared of heights.
Posted by: tamra | Oct 21, 2013 2:38:06 AM
Flautist - al fresco evacuation is fine, quite pleasant even. But to do it half way up a cliff? Isn't that just pure exhibitionism?
Posted by: Graeme | Oct 21, 2013 1:31:22 AM
Reclining chair - enh, s'okay.
Toilet - NOW we're talking!
Posted by: Flautist | Oct 21, 2013 12:53:28 AM
Posted by: Becs | Oct 20, 2013 1:32:09 PM
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