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Dark Knight Rises SPOILER ALERT: How does Bruce Wayne NOT break his back after taking a factor 1 fall???
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By nadeleets
Aug 3, 2012
Halloween 2011

Just watched the Dark Knight Rises. Clearly, the most unbelievable, physics defying/important scene to deconstruct in the movie is how Bruce Wayne, after dislocating a vertebrae in an earlier fight with Bane, manage to not re-injure his back when he takes a 20ft factor 1.1 fall on a hemp rope tied around his body with some sort of bowline knot?


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Aug 3, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!

Haha I guess the answer is that it's from Hollywood :)


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By BigJuggsjohnson
Aug 3, 2012
Stones

dude he is a freakin Batman! thats why! I want a helmet like he has now.


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By patto
Aug 3, 2012

I suppose its the same way that they can blow up the middle of a bridge and both side remain intact. WTF!? Even more out of touch with reality than the roped fall.


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By kilonot
Aug 3, 2012

patto wrote:
I suppose its the same way that they can blow up the middle of a bridge and both side remain intact. WTF!? Even more out of touch with reality than the roped fall.


Was it a suspension bridge?


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By Steve86
Aug 3, 2012

His belayer was terrible.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Aug 3, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

he has that cool belt with all the gizmos, yet Alfred can't outfit him with a decent climbing harness ? how sad...


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By Hep
Aug 3, 2012
Non-specific problem at Washoe Boulders.

Wasn't he top roping though? Could have tied in and climbed the other side of the rope.


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By Unassigned User
Aug 3, 2012

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
he has that cool belt with all the gizmos, yet Alfred can't outfit him with a decent climbing harness ? how sad...


Alfred tried but it violated Misty Mountains patent...


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By Woodchuck ATC
Aug 3, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

J Hazard wrote:
Alfred tried but it violated Misty Mountains patent...

At least he didn't have one of those 'Cliffhanger' BD harnesses that break all the time in movies, or Batman would have died.


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By Top Rope Hero
From Was Estes Park, now homeless
Aug 8, 2012
WHAT THE HELL IS HE BELAYING WITH!?!

CUT THE ROOOOOPE!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Aug 8, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Top Rope Hero wrote:
CUT THE ROOOOOPE!

Johnathen Hemlock:

" You're limping Ben,"


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By Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Aug 8, 2012
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "Alan Nelson's Bulging Belly" (5.10, X) on the Lost and Found Flatiron. Belayer is Mark Ruocco. Photo by Bill Wright, 10/06.

BigJuggsjohnson wrote:
dude he is a freakin Batman! thats why! I want a helmet like he has now.

Would you settle for a set of Chinese finger-cuffs?


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By Rajiv Ayyangar
From Portland, ME
Aug 8, 2012
Cut! Sadly my flash attempt met with dismal pump-failure two bolts later.

Observations:
1) Why no leg-loops?
2) Clearly someone at some point placed a piton on lead. Why not bring a second piton and place it high above the ledge right before the jump, so if you miss the dyno you take a top-rope fall (or a short lead fall) as opposed to a massive pendulum factor 1.
3) Dynamic belay anyone?
4) Why is he jumping for a ledge rather than just using all the cobblestone jugs to climb to it?


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By Claude Peon
Dec 19, 2012

Plenty of good static moves to the ledge...


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By 20 kN
From Hawaii
Dec 19, 2012

Rajiv Ayyangar wrote:
Observations: 1) Why no leg-loops? 2) Clearly someone at some point placed a piton on lead. Why not bring a second piton and place it high above the ledge right before the jump, so if you miss the dyno you take a top-rope fall (or a short lead fall) as opposed to a massive pendulum factor 1. 3) Dynamic belay anyone? 4) Why is he jumping for a ledge rather than just using all the cobblestone jugs to climb to it?

It is a movie, they are not climbers. That segment was probably shot in a studio on a green screen.


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By Cale Hoopes
From Sammamish, WA
Dec 19, 2012
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I'm pretty good on a green screen.


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By Cale Hoopes
From Sammamish, WA
Dec 19, 2012
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I'm pretty good on a green screen.


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By "H"
From Manitou Springs
Dec 19, 2012
Axes glistening in the sun

Funny I just watched that the other day and thought the same thing! But it's A) Hollywood and B) HE'S THE BATMAN!


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By Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Dec 19, 2012
Thanks Hank Caylor!


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By kennyp
From Las Cruces
Dec 19, 2012
Street Hassle

Obviously because the bowline absorbed all the shock. That's why everyone should use the bowline.


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By Bill Kirby
From Baltimore Maryland
Dec 21, 2012
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenstein Amphitheater

All I know is the next time I can't climb a route clean or figure out a move, I'll going to free solo it. If it works for Bruce Wayne it will work for me!


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By martinharris
From Glenwood Springs CO
Dec 21, 2012

Probably a soft catch from his belay
Lol


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