Brave Dave Conquers Hanging Rock by Michael John

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David from Utah was brave enough to leap across the gap which separates Hanging Rock from the main cliff.

Although the gap is only around 0.5m wide, the landing on the other side is rocky, uneven, and scattered with stones. An awkward landing and slip would result in a fatal fall over the cliff’s edge.

Needless to say his wife Sandy couldn’t look, and on-lookers Mike and Mike held their breaths while David attempted the leap.

This photo shows Dave triumphant, stick in hand, having successfully jumped onto the rock.

Of course then he had to jump back across…

This act of courage is definitely one for the young and not for the faint-hearted.

Hanging Rock is a huge overhanging block of sandstone, over 100m high, which has become detached from the main cliff and juts out over the Grose Valley in Blue Mountains National Park.

Blackheath, NSW, Australia.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    all i can say is, “He’s Crazy”……

  • lol…yes, that is the other option rather than ‘brave’!!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    I’m glad he didn’t right to the edge of the rock. Nice shot Mike. I hope Dave finds it on the net.

  • Exactly. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Crazy Yanks ! Great shot Michael :)

  • haha…thanks Penny!

    – Michael John

  • mrlitsta
    mrlitstaalmost 4 years ago

    Mike, this is Sandy…the wife. Thank you so much for posting the picture. It has shattered my nerves all over again. :) And, yes, David is still in the dog house.

  • lol…Great to hear from you guys and I am pleased that you found the photo. All the best in your future adventures!

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! Michael what a great shot, what a breathtaking view… where were you!?

  • haha…I stuck to the ‘safe’ side and am obviously not young and fearless any more!

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Im there this w/end.STUNNING capture Mike..

  • Thanks Warren. But a word of warning…watch your step!

    – Michael John

  • Gregory Hale
    Gregory Halealmost 4 years ago

    Magic image Michael….

  • Thanks Gregory. It sure is a magic place.

    – Michael John

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonalmost 4 years ago

    Aside from all the tom or should I say Dave-foolery…the view is breathtaking…great shot!

  • haha…thanks Jacqueline.

    – Michael John

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic stuff, love the story, don’t think I’d attempt it !!

  • lol…exactly! Thanks Steven.

    – Michael John

  • jeanni2010
    jeanni2010almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Jeanni.

    – Michael John

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