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Perfect part time job for an old wire splicer that doesn't want to mess up his S.S. or Retirement funds.  Heck, it's all I can do to watch the Video.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/f1BgzIZRfT8?feature=player_embedded

 



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While we've pretty much lost track, and I've only seem him a time or two since graduation (which is kinda funny, as my brother is a Ford tech and when he takes his fleet in for maintenance/repair, he always requests my brother to do the work, so they see each other quite often), one of my buddies from high school does maintenance on those types of towers. Guess he goes out west a lot to climb those rascals. Well, not so much anymore, since he had "The big one" as Fred Sanford would say, he's not allowed to climb them. Now he gets to sit back and watch the crew do all the high work.

Really makes those 60' silos I climbed for years seem SHORT!

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NO THANK YOU<< I'll KEEP MY AZZ ON DA GROUND THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!



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Kinda makes my dangly parts pucker up



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That's not a game for just anyone, but it's also not as dangerous as it seems to the uninitiated; it is not, however, a place for idiots and daredevils - those guys will just get themselves and others hurt or killed.  A good climber, in any discipline of the trade, has to have his head screwed on straight, be responsible and sober, and respect the environment he is working in, as well as being well trained and educated.  Those tower are BIG, with a capital BIG, and there is lots of standing room, even at the tippy top.  With the safety practices of today, a climber is never unfastened from the structure, so falling is not really a consideration any more, except to be aware of one's equipment and footing.  I topped a 1200 footer once in 1968, to help another guy change out the lights, and that was the first time I had ever used double hooking; all of, or at least most of my climbing prior had been free climbing - just climbing up to the work spot, then safetying off.  About the time I was taken out of the hooks by a well meaning company Doctor was the time that all of the various aspects and disciplines in the climbing industry began to coalesce around safety as it could be applied universally across the entire industry spectrum.  Today it is a whole different, and if I do say so myself, a better one for the guy who wants to climb for a living.  It is a young man's occupation, for the most part, but I was still hooking the occasional wood pole, and climbing a lot of steel when I was in my early fifties - most of the apprentices I helped raise were half my age or a bit less at that point.



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