Believe me, the scratch is real and so is the terrified look! Fortunately, that's what the script called for. It took the rigger, and the director a good 45 minutes to talk Bob into being hauled up a cliff face in that harness. His feet were only about 15 feet off terra firma, but it must have felt like 1500 to him They ended up using this shot for a poster to promote the movie.
Winning the "Best Movie" award made it all worthwhile (I guess)
As I recall, I used a 300mm F/4 on the D1 to capture that.