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Cliff diving is a sport that revolves around fear and overcoming it!
I'll start with a story of my good friend John who accompanied me on a trip to the Colorado river! It was late November of this year, and The spot we dove from was a majestic, picturesque pillar shaped rock that was free standing right next to the Colorado River seperate from the other cliffs! The Rock was only 35 maybe 40 feet but barely had room on the tip top for even one person to stand! Being the half crazy, slightly stupid bunch we are, we decided we had to get up there!
We aren't professional rock climbers but we had some rope and a home-made rope ladder that John made out of heavy duty thin rope and wooden dowels! We tied the rope to a tree on the ridge behind our rock, and draped it over the top of the Rock and tied it to the rope ladder which hung over the front face of the rock! John decided I should be the first to try it out... Haha so I hastily accepted, and stepped one foot on the rope ladder! As soon as I stepped on the rope ladder stretched a good three feet. The climb was inverted so every step on the ladder stretched the ladder more and swung me back and fourth against the rock! The climb up to the 35 foot perch took me a good two minutes and I was completely exhausted with no forearm strength left, from holding on to dear life for two minutes. I then rested for a minute and took a leap into the breathtaking and chilling Colorado River with one of the most amazing views I've ever had! Now that's what cliff diving is all about!