Sierra Blair-Coyle climbs building with Vacuum Cleaners

LG believes its CordZero vacuum tick all those boxes, offering 200 watts of suction and a battery that lasts 40 minutes. So LG though “Let’s get a professional rock climber to strap two of our vacuums to their back and use them to power suction pads so they can climb a building.”

And so 22-year-old professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle gets two vacuum cleaners strapped to her back.
The film was not done in one take, halfway through the 30 minute climb the vacuums had to be switched out for two new ones (presumably for fresh batteries).

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4 Responses to Sierra Blair-Coyle climbs building with Vacuum Cleaners

  1. Steve Bradshaw May 31, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    Lame that she used etriers. Also, would have been cooler if she climbed a big domed glass ceiling like in an airport.

  2. micky Jun 1, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    haha wtf did i just watch! also is her backup rope a static with a bunch of slack?

    • Justin Lawson Jun 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

      Yeah, I agree Steve.

      Micky: This also intrigued me, but its the movies!
      Her main backup appears to have been a nylon/kevlar cord (see image below) which was probably removed post production (for the most part of the film you do not see this cord). The slack white rope may have been used to pass her a set of vacuum cleaners/battery packs.

      Sierra Blair-Coyle climbing building
      Above: See thin grey cord + 4 other ropes!!?

      Sierra Blair-Coyle safety lines
      Above: 2 ropes in the shot, one rope attached to Sierra (and shadow of ‘ghost’ rope directly below her).

  3. Garreth Jun 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Probably the hardest this she has ever climbed! #Overratedclimber

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