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13th Jan '16 7:43:46 AM Dravencour
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Whether or not he was known to be in the area, the villain will invariably CutTheRope before the hero can make it to the top. Fortunately, the hero will [[LiteralCliffhanger grab a ledge]] or [[SuperWindowJump something]] and reappear. He/she will [[TakeMyHand invariably need an assist]] for the last 5 feet of the climb. If the hero or villain is being pursued, he will invariably pick the tallest point in the landscape and ''[[Film/KingKong climb that]]'' (although that is [[ClimbingClimax a trope in itself]]). And at some point in the climb, expect to see a PlummetPerspective to emphasize the danger if the climber should fall.

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Whether or not he was known to be in the area, the villain will invariably CutTheRope CutTheSafetyRope before the hero can make it to the top. Fortunately, the hero will [[LiteralCliffhanger grab a ledge]] or [[SuperWindowJump something]] and reappear. He/she will [[TakeMyHand invariably need an assist]] for the last 5 feet of the climb. If the hero or villain is being pursued, he will invariably pick the tallest point in the landscape and ''[[Film/KingKong climb that]]'' (although that is [[ClimbingClimax a trope in itself]]). And at some point in the climb, expect to see a PlummetPerspective to emphasize the danger if the climber should fall.
9th Jan '16 2:50:31 AM Megazord
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* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'': The film opens with Captain Kirk scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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* ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'': The film opens with Captain Kirk scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.Park while on shore leave
30th Nov '15 10:26:32 PM Tallens
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See also ItsAllUpstairsFromHere.

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See also ItsAllUpstairsFromHere.ItsAllUpstairsFromHere and ScalingTheSummit.
14th Nov '15 4:23:56 PM SSJMagus
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* K2 is the world's second highest mountain and considered a more difficult climb than Everest due to the extremely steep and technical climb. Also it tends to have powerful storms that last several days. There is a reason it has the second highest fatality rate of any mountain.

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* K2 is the world's second highest mountain and considered a more difficult climb than Everest due to the extremely steep and technical climb. Also it tends to have powerful storms that last several days. There is a reason it has the second highest fatality rate of any mountain. And why, uniquely among the major mountains of the world, it has ''never'' been successfully climbed in winter.
12th Sep '15 8:42:43 PM Theriocephalus
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Whether or not he was known to be in the area, the villain will invariably Cut The Rope before the hero can make it to the top. Fortunately, the hero will [[LiteralCliffhanger grab a ledge]] or [[SuperWindowJump something]] and reappear. He/she will [[TakeMyHand invariably need an assist]] for the last 5 feet of the climb. If the hero or villain is being pursued, he will invariably pick the tallest point in the landscape and ''[[Film/KingKong climb that]]'' (although that is [[ClimbingClimax a trope in itself]]). And at some point in the climb, expect to see a PlummetPerspective to emphasize the danger if the climber should fall.

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Whether or not he was known to be in the area, the villain will invariably Cut The Rope CutTheRope before the hero can make it to the top. Fortunately, the hero will [[LiteralCliffhanger grab a ledge]] or [[SuperWindowJump something]] and reappear. He/she will [[TakeMyHand invariably need an assist]] for the last 5 feet of the climb. If the hero or villain is being pursued, he will invariably pick the tallest point in the landscape and ''[[Film/KingKong climb that]]'' (although that is [[ClimbingClimax a trope in itself]]). And at some point in the climb, expect to see a PlummetPerspective to emphasize the danger if the climber should fall.
15th Aug '15 4:11:55 PM Beiahnu
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* The climb from the Gates of the Moon to the Eyrie in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is steep, narrow and tremendously perilous. Any pretensions of bravery or saving face are swept aside by the treacherous side winds and the ever narrowing path. Because of these facts, the Eyrie is said to be impregnable from invasion by land.
4th Aug '15 10:41:02 PM MechWarrior
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* LedgeGravity


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* RailingKill
4th Jul '15 9:45:51 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of LegendOfTheSeeker "Eternity", Richard and Kahlan encounter cliffs of insanity that double as [[TheWallAroundTheWorld the wall around the]] [[strike:world]] [[TheWallAroundTheWorld magical valley]] and try to climb over them. Naturally, there's a LiteralCliffhanger moment.

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* In an episode of LegendOfTheSeeker ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', "Eternity", Richard and Kahlan encounter cliffs of insanity that double as [[TheWallAroundTheWorld the wall around the]] [[strike:world]] [[TheWallAroundTheWorld magical valley]] and try to climb over them. Naturally, there's a LiteralCliffhanger moment.
29th Jun '15 1:27:42 PM Lightning4119
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** Before that, ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' had Ethan climbing an Utah mountain barehanded to get his mission briefing.

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** Before that, ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' had Ethan climbing an Utah mountain barehanded to get before he gets his mission briefing.
briefing. Keep in mind he was doing that ''for fun''. He was on vacation.
13th May '15 1:07:25 PM LongLiveHumour
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-->We can't go over it\\
We can't go under it\\
We can't go around it\\
We'll have to go through it

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-->We can't go over it\\
it.\\
We can't go under it\\
We can't go around it\\
We'll have
it.\\
Oh no!\\
We've got
to go through itit!
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