Thursday, March 25, 2010

150 Years Of Free Soloing

In a central Siberian nature reserve called Stolby the locals have a 150-year tradition of free soloing rock formations up to 400 feet tall. Rock climbing there is a community activity and large crowds of all ages – everyone climbing without ropes – are common on the routes.”

The video shows dozens of people of all ages simultaneously free soloing. Especially look at the head-first down climbing starting at about 3:40. Quite a tradition.