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I used to do that for my previous job. Not that bad. I would much rather climb a tower than a 20ft ladder.
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Thats frickin nuts. Imagine dropping a tool that you are using to fix somehting and having to go back down to get it. hahahhahah
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Thats frickin nuts. Imagine dropping a tool that you are using to fix somehting and having to go back down to get it. hahahhahah
My last day of working there I dropped my company phone.. Yes by accident
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Thats frickin nuts. Imagine dropping a tool that you are using to fix somehting and having to go back down to get it. hahahhahah
haha beat me to it

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I love heights and I'm a climber, but that had my stomach moving a little. Very cool!

Going up wouldn't be the hard part, coming back down would. Down-climbing is tough.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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I love heights and I'm a climber, but that had my stomach moving a little. Very cool!

Going up wouldn't be the hard part, coming back down would. Down-climbing is tough.
not if you know the head first down climbing technique like ninjas.

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not if you know the head first down climbing technique like ninjas.
I know you're a brotha, but I'm sure you know that technique. Teach me!

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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O.O Absolutely nuts! - No safety harness?!?!?! ....Betting they bank ...

Wonder how you train for that ... and what the qualifications are lol.
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"From here it's just another 60 feet to the top" hahahah

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Since youtube pulled the video....

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I'd wear a parachute for safety and fun.

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I am a climber and have climbed a couple of tall mountains, but to free climb that tower is nuts.

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hahaha another of my side jobs. This 200' up in CT a couple months ago. Anything over about 50' is all the same



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If that stuff interests you check out my buddies website:

http://ropeaccessnation.ning.com/

Rope access is relatively new, especially here in the states. I'm going to have to call BS on "most tower climbers free climb" too, OSHA definitely does NOT allow it. Climbs like that should be done in aid. There is a certifying organization that you should belong to in order to work in rope access called SPRAT- society of professional rope access technicians.

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hahaha another of my side jobs. This 200' up in CT a couple months ago. Anything over about 50' is all the same



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Rope access is relatively new, especially here in the states.
I beg to differ
no way is 51' the same as 1700'

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O.O Absolutely nuts! - No safety harness?!?!?! ....Betting they bank ...

Wonder how you train for that ... and what the qualifications are lol.
http://www.ropeworks.com/s.nl/it.I/id.63/.f
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I beg to differ
no way is 51' the same as 1700'
sure it is, the sudden stop at the end of a 50' fall will kill you just the same as the fall from 1700'. You'll just have more time to think about it from 1700'
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sure it is, the sudden stop at the end of a 50' fall will kill you just the same as the fall from 1700'. You'll just have more time to think about it from 1700'
Exactly. Once you are climbing a few hundred feet towers it makes no difference how tall it is. The only real difference is how tired you are when you get to the top.
Yeah and free climbing is definately not allowed. You get caught and its like a $20,000 fine. He should have 2 pelican hooks and once one is higher than the other, release the lower one.

Oh and try climbing those things when the steel is full of ice. Talk about slippery lol. And your hands freeze up and cramp.
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Exactly. Once you are climbing a few hundred feet towers it makes no difference how tall it is. The only real difference is how tired you are when you get to the top.
Yeah and free climbing is definately not allowed. You get caught and its like a $20,000 fine. He should have 2 pelican hooks and once one is higher than the other, release the lower one.

Oh and try climbing those things when the steel is full of ice. Talk about slippery lol. And your hands freeze up and cramp.
Yep pelican hooks (or twin legs) with a shock absorbing lanyard no longer than 2m. When climbing long towers the preferable option is to have a permanently mounted guy wire and you can (forgive me I can't remember the proper term) attach a "pork chop" too (a wire ascender). The twin legs are a pain in the ass because technically I think you're supposed to avoid a fall factor of greater than 1.5, so every time you're climbing up and the hook is at your sternal D ring you need to move it up. Climbing a 200' tower with a pork chop takes about 25min if you're in shape, using twin legs would probably take an hour. Most ladders do not have rungs engineered to withstand a fall either.
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Yep pelican hooks (or twin legs) with a shock absorbing lanyard no longer than 2m. When climbing long towers the preferable option is to have a permanently mounted guy wire and you can (forgive me I can't remember the proper term) attach a "pork chop" too (a wire ascender). The twin legs are a pain in the ass because technically I think you're supposed to avoid a fall factor of greater than 1.5, so every time you're climbing up and the hook is at your sternal D ring you need to move it up. Climbing a 200' tower with a pork chop takes about 25min if you're in shape, using twin legs would probably take an hour. Most ladders do not have rungs engineered to withstand a fall either.
We just called them safey cables. And the thing we used was a "rope grab or wire/safey grab". I guess field names.
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We just called them safey cables. And the thing we used was a "rope grab or wire/safey grab". I guess field names.
What work do you do exactly?
I used run all the lines and install the antennas for T-mobile, Sprint/nextel and also for the government. IE-police department whip antennas
My real job is as a firefighter. A co-worker started a rope access company a couple years ago and I was trained through SPRAT and work for him on the side. http://www.elevatedsafety.com/ Basically any work-at-height difficult access stuff- water towers, building sealing, tower inspection/repair, etc. There isn't a big market for it yet in the chicagoland but it's growing very rapidly. We've done some bridge inspection jobs in TN and an experimental wind turbine in CT (the pictures I posted).
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