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Rock climber installs homemade reclining chair 350 feet up a cliff [5 pictures]

Oct 17, 2013 By Abraham 9

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…

Climbing rope chair - 01

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…

Climbing rope chair - 02

Climbing rope chair - 05

Climbing rope chair - 03

Climbing rope chair - 04

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.

9 Comments

  1. Jeff says:

    Why’d he have to take it down? The authorities make him? Or were people that didn’t have the skills to climb up/down to it taking risks that would probably get someone killed?

    1. Pspaughtamus says:

      My guess is a combination of both, the authorities wanted to reduce the attractive nuisance. It might also have been a problem for the wildlife.

      1. Dallin Smith says:

        Nope. It was a few incredibly angry rock climbers in the area. A local forum there was plenty of outrage threatening to rip it off the mtn and throw it in a lake. I decided to take it down before they got to it.

  2. David says:

    “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.”

    When I first saw the thread on r/climbing, I thought they carried it up from the bottom (which still isn’t as extreme as what big-wall climbers do). No longer impressed.

  3. Justine Burgess says:

    My stomach dropped just looking at the photos. I have an issue with heights…although I am learning to rock climb and did my first one up a 150 foot rock. So, I was impressed, both at the installation and the sitting in it. ;)

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