This photo was taken just for fun. The edge does drop off about 400 feet and I had lots of room on this summit without sweating it. Later my climbing partner who has climbed several summits and rock climbed with me went out on the same diving board. I immediately asked her if she could step a little more from the edge and emphasized it was certain death if you were to slip. I have found that I usually am more woried about the newer climbers than myself.