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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down to the base of the Cruise gully from ...
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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 21, 2008
Yikes! Don't slide forward!
By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Jan 21, 2008
Can that be considered a triple black diamond run?
I just learned how to ski for the first time in my life a month ago, and pointing my skis like that at the start of a steep hill on blue runs, (sometimes single black diamond runs when I'm having poor judgment, feeling brave, and/or following my Jonny) at ski resorts makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Seeing some of these cool pics on Mountainproject makes me want to get into the backcountry skiing thing like a lot of you pros from Colorado. I'm getting tired of snowboarders wiping out into me from behind, and people laughing, and yelling at me from the ski lifts when I'm wiping out as I'm trying so hard to ski like a pro.

P.S. Your picture really scares me. I'd never do that.

By John Peterson
Jan 21, 2008
No heroism here - I'm wrapped tightly around the guardrail at the viewpoint which I was barely able to keep out of the photo. I was too lazy to take the skis off so I was able to slide them underneath the railing. My only fear was that I would drop the camera....
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 21, 2008
This is not a triple black, it is a BASE jump! Look at the river down there. Alternate caption "Contemplating the first ski descent of Astro Dog".

It all makes sense now with the guard rail. Even an expert skier could easily slip from a perch like this (without the guard rail).
By Peter L K
From: Cincinnati, OH
Feb 19, 2008
Not to mention he's on Nordic skis.
By Eric Foster
From: Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 25, 2008
Hey man, at least skiing that wouldn't take as long as the Astroslog haha. Just go a rope jump like Dan.
By Robert Cort
Nov 10, 2011
That's funny...somewhere I have a picture just like that...wish I could find it.
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 20, 2016
This photo flashed across the front page and totally got my attention.
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Looking down to the base of the Cruise gully from the South Rim.

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Contemplating the first ski descent of Astro Dog.

Submitted By: John Peterson on Jan 19, 2008
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