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Nick Coulter’s | Cliff Jumping Biography

“The more massive the cliff – the more nerve-racking it becomes.”

Name: Nick Coulter
Age: 24
Occupation: Adventurer
Hails From: West Sacramento, CA
Currently Resides: West Sacramento, CA

We got to ask Nick some questions about his Cliff Jumping lifestyle  here is what he had to say:

When did you first start Cliff Jumping?

When I was about 16.

What was your first time like?

My first time cliff jumping was amazing: hitting a 10-foot backflip off a cliff was the starting point of it all. Transferring my trampoline backflip skills to an actual platform was very satisfying. Today, I am continuing to push the limits of how high I can jump.

How do you feel when you find a new jump spot?

Every time I come across a new location, I get excited scoping out what is possible. The more massive the cliffs‒ the more nerve racking it becomes. No matter how many times I have done similar heights before, a new location always gets my heart racing.

What do you go through as you step up to a ledge?

To me, first walking up to the ledge is the time to really focus. I know that danger is present with every jump. As my heart starts racing, I take many deep breaths to control any unwanted anxiety that may come with a new ledge or new height: sometimes, I can’t help but imagine all that could go wrong. Once I approach the ledge, I scope out the best footing possible. After I am confident the ledge is solid, I give the thumbs up and block everything out of my mind. My only focus at this point is a perfect entry into the water whether it be timing a backflip perfectly or straight jumping 100+ feet.

What’s your favorite type of location?

Quarries, and crystal-clear waterholes with waterfalls in the background.

What’s you favorite trick to huck?

70+ foot laid out, single backflip.

What’s your all time favorite spot?

Burney Falls.

Have you ever had a serious injury?


Are you willing to contribute in our ongoing efforts to educate the public about keeping the jumping environments safe and clean?


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