A must for all acrophobics!!!!

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  1. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

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  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

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    Essex
    That's seriously bad. My stomach was doing flips!
     
  3. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    It's no worse than a lot of Via Ferrata in the Dolomites or the Alps. There is clearly a safety wire and some people are using harnesses and via ferrata type y-slings.

    Piece of cake.
     
  4. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I've walked that path - although I didn't get very far :biggrin:

    It is officially closed because it is crazily dangerous - in fact the path doesn't exist for long segments and bits fall off as you walk along which I found slightly worrying!

    Beautiful though (great cycling country BTW - we were on a cycling holiday when we detoured off to see the path)
     
  5. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

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    Reading
    What's scary about that? I'd do that on my MTB.
     
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    lost somewhere
    ...nah....unicycle...
     
  7. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I think you'd fall off :biggrin: Seriously.

    There is no way of getting to the end without using the safety harness.

    The video is less scary than the path (or maybe I'm just a wimp) :biggrin:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caminito_del_Rey

    I can recommend cycling around the gorge to the end of the path where there is a reservoir.

    There is a lovely little hotel there, with a pool that looks out over the reservoir and the path, and serves a mean paella. It was completely empty when we were there (and that was in June)
     
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

  9. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I've even found a picture of the hotel - brings back happy memories.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&s...=Y3KSlIGI4f7hAs8bBQoUaQ&cbp=12,260.08,,0,1.81

    If you look around you can see the railway tunnel (complete withe train) - that's where the path ends

    There were about 15 of us cycling from Grenada to Seville and 9 of them wimped out of 2 days and stayed on at the hotel as it was so lovely and the village has a station so they could meet us later in Ronda

    Bloody wimps
     
  10. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    Erm - thanks but I'll pass on that one :biggrin:
     
  11. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I was cringing just watching the video. I would never walk that path.
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

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    oSLo
  13. There's a similar clip on youtube of blokes doing exactly that!
     
  14. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

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    Stirling
    I reckon I've seen that path before in a nightmare - what the hell does that say about my mental state?!
     
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