Rock hopping

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Rock Hopping at Albert's Tomb, Organ Pipes on Mount Wellington, Tasmania, 1974

Rock Hopping is an activity involving jumping off rocks. Some variations of this activity may involve jumping off a cliff into a body of water such as a river or lake. It is also known as cliff jumping or ''quarry jumping'', since abandoned, water-filled quarry holes are popular for this activity, featuring steep, tall cliff faces and deep water. Rock hopping can be used as a means of getting from one place to another in combination with scrambling over rocks for the purpose of outdoor activity such as rock climbing. It has also become an extreme sport whereby participants jump over large gaps, sometimes without any form of safety device such as a securing rope to ensure they do not fall and injure themselves or worse.[1] It can also refer to traveling up a boulder-filled stream or brook by jumping from rock to rock, while avoiding falling in.


  1. ^ See George Hayduke, Rock hopping at Devil's Marbleyard,, 07-07-2009.