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(GearJunkie) Video Climber films massive rockslide in Rocky Mountain National Park as it moves directly toward him. "It went from me starting to climb to us running for our lives in like 5 minutes"   (gearjunkie.com) divider line
    More: Video, Climbing, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States, Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Jeremy Fullerton, Colorado, popular bouldering area  
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3938 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jun 2022 at 6:30 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-30 12:19:34 AM  
We used to backpack/climb frequently and the sound of minor rockfall at night in the canyons was unnerving.  You know the chances of a bowling ball-sized rock hitting your tent is minor, but the mind keeps wandering back to how bad it would be.
 
2022-06-30 2:27:42 AM  
I've been in Sycamore Canyon during a gullywasher and heard rockfall even though we were safe in the open. Was really scary. I can't imagine seeing that.
 
2022-06-30 4:29:14 AM  
This was in Chaos Canyon, which is an alpine bouldering area. I've been up there and it looks like the main climbing area is no more. Actually, it's been reset with new problems.
 
2022-06-30 6:51:53 AM  
Just like bison, gravity doesn't care.
 
2022-06-30 7:08:44 AM  
Would have been a perfect opportunity to use landscape mode...
 
2022-06-30 7:09:06 AM  
Massive Rockslide is the first compilation release of my rebooted K-Tel records, it will feature massive hits by legendary bands such as:
Hear n' Aid
Creed
Stryper
Kiss
Avril Lavigne
Rush

AND MANY MORE!
 
2022-06-30 7:15:29 AM  
You win again, gravity
 
2022-06-30 7:21:26 AM  
"oh mirror in the sky, what is love?".

Worst music ever.
 
2022-06-30 7:22:47 AM  
behold the ripple effect of watching a live 4-Alarm slide...

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2022-06-30 7:27:15 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: "oh mirror in the sky, what is love?".

Worst music ever.


meet me outside biatch!

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2022-06-30 7:27:57 AM  

Hooferatheart: Just like bison, gravity doesn't care.


It must've been Tuesday.

"Rocky Mountain National Park is the second most-visited park in the United States. And on Tuesday afternoon, a rock slide ripped into a popular bouldering area at the height of the tourism season."
 
2022-06-30 7:31:18 AM  
The Flextrek Whipsnake
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Climber? Steve Climber? The world renowned naturalist and lecturer, the outdoor's ultimate enthusiast, Steve Climber? That guy? He filmed it?
 
2022-06-30 7:31:50 AM  
Not much running for their lives going on in this video.
I do wonder if there is a video format that could capture the whole scene. Without causing motion sickness as in this pan and zoom fest.
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2022-06-30 7:36:06 AM  
It really is a wonder we made it to this stage of technological progress and global scope. I suppose having to run back to the cave to draw on the walls is a little more compatible with survival than our modern instinct to go look at the impending doom and try to film it.


/But tornadoes? Half the folks rushing outside just want to see it, camera or no.
 
2022-06-30 8:02:38 AM  
Truly harrowing.
 
2022-06-30 8:20:19 AM  
If you are ever hiking and you see dust coming from the slope with no obvious cause, turn the fark around and call someone to get a check on the slope for a possible landslide
 
2022-06-30 8:37:52 AM  
A vertical video on Instagram with music over it? Farking loser shooting that crap.
 
2022-06-30 8:49:18 AM  

Concrete Donkey: If you are ever hiking and you see dust coming from the slope with no obvious cause, turn the fark around and call someone to get a check on the slope for a possible landslide


Goo top.
Also, if you point a Yellow Belly Marmot downhill, they'll back up into you.  When hiking the backcountry, I've used that trick more than once.
 
2022-06-30 8:55:29 AM  

little big man: We used to backpack/climb frequently and the sound of minor rockfall at night in the canyons was unnerving.  You know the chances of a bowling ball-sized rock hitting your tent is minor, but the mind keeps wandering back to how bad it would be.


Camping in the rain and the sound of a mudslide will scare the hell out of you too.
 
2022-06-30 9:25:37 AM  

little big man: We used to backpack/climb frequently and the sound of minor rockfall at night in the canyons was unnerving.  You know the chances of a bowling ball-sized rock hitting your tent is minor, but the mind keeps wandering back to how bad it would be.


Years ago, I was going to climb Little Bear peak one time and spent the night listening to chunks of rock rattle down of the initial ridge (it was peak melt-off).  And considering the exponentially greater danger of the funnel/bowling alley/couloir on the run to the summit - to hell with that.

Here's what I was talking about (taken last year...didn't attempt it at this time either) - this is the initial climb to the ridge:

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2022-06-30 9:31:28 AM  

fanbladesaresharp: little big man: We used to backpack/climb frequently and the sound of minor rockfall at night in the canyons was unnerving.  You know the chances of a bowling ball-sized rock hitting your tent is minor, but the mind keeps wandering back to how bad it would be.

Camping in the rain and the sound of a mudslide will scare the hell out of you too.


The most I've ever worried in rain conditions was deep in the back country in Canada in September when a Norther blows through - well...at least what we call a "Norther" down here.  the *originate* in Canada and I never seen the origin of one before.  It dumped a shiat-load of rain then the wind blew like mad.  Being pristine forest, I had never been so worried about trees falling.  You could hear them snapping everywhere.  And I wasn't really worried about myself - I know how to pick a safe place.  My brother in-law otoh....I thought I was going to wake up to find a pine tree through his tent (he's used to redneck camping...not back country camping).
 
2022-06-30 9:44:40 AM  
The area that collapsed was already sitting atop a boulder field that had disappearing pits in it. Just getting to the climbing area is an adventure unto itself. The guy taking the video was fairly safe from his vantage, as they hadn't dropped into the boulder field and were still on their way in.  It's above the treeline, so it's definitely Upper Chaos. All the pads that have been stashed illegally, are now a part of the mountain.

I bet Jade is gone.

Daniel Woods on First Ascent of Jade, V14
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2022-06-30 9:50:02 AM  

J_Kushner: Goo top.
Also, if you point a Yellow Belly Marmot downhill, they'll back up into you.  When hiking the backcountry, I've used that trick more than once.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2022-06-30 11:06:04 AM  

strapp3r: Ketchuponsteak: "oh mirror in the sky, what is love?".

Worst music ever.

meet me outside biatch!

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YAY DAMSEL IN THIS DRESS!

:D

I follow her on FB ;)
 
2022-06-30 11:53:24 AM  
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FFA Car sized... What make/model?

How about using the ISO metric system for once?
 
2022-06-30 12:19:15 PM  

TheOtherDub: [Fark user image 575x286]

FFA Car sized... What make/model?

How about using the ISO metric system for once?


I'll still take car sized for now. Most of us understand that "car sized" is definitely smaller than "bus sized" and "van sized," and they mostly take up a similar volume. Nobody would readily comprehend 5,664,200 teaspoons of rock coming down a hill.
 
2022-06-30 12:20:53 PM  
Btw, I can only claim that is in the correct order of magnitude because I simply gave up at the end. Go on and measure your cars for fun, everyone!
 
2022-06-30 12:54:41 PM  

Nullav: Nobody would readily comprehend 5,664,200 teaspoons of rock coming down a hill.


You would be correct! My brain saw that and said, "Teaspoons of rock‽ What the hell kind of measurement is that‽" LOL
 
2022-06-30 1:05:36 PM  

Nullav: TheOtherDub: [Fark user image 575x286]

FFA Car sized... What make/model?

How about using the ISO metric system for once?

I'll still take car sized for now. Most of us understand that "car sized" is definitely smaller than "bus sized" and "van sized," and they mostly take up a similar volume. Nobody would readily comprehend 5,664,200 teaspoons of rock coming down a hill.


Those boulders are really as big as houses. The boulder that Jade is on, is as big as my 1250sq ft house. It sat atop other boulders.
 
2022-06-30 1:15:12 PM  
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2022-06-30 1:19:08 PM  

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It's an egg-sized boulder.
 
2022-06-30 6:38:06 PM  

Nullav: kdawg7736: [scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x517]

It's an egg-sized boulder.


That don't look like any egg I've ever seen...that didn't come out your mom
 
2022-06-30 10:25:38 PM  
Nullav

Most climbers I know use the Appliance Sizing Scale for rock fall events. An example would be, "We dodged a volley of toasters at the base of the chimney and decided it was best to not do the route."
 
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