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Man Climbs Sketchy Ladder Up Crumbling Chimney

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This climb up a 918 foot chimney in Romania will make your palms sweat.

According to YouTube poster (and ballsy climber) Flaviu Cernescu:

This video shows me “free solo” climbing the second tallest structure in Romania:
Chimney at CET Pitesti SUD (280m)!

The chimney has 6 floors. The first 5 don’t have a railing anymore and are very deteriorated so I split the climb in 4 sections, by altitude:

1) 0m – 20m : there is no metal ladder but only some electrical cables hanging…
2) 21m – 55m : the ladder does not have protective cage.
3) 55m – 275m : the ladder has protective cage but no place to sit down.
4) 275m – 280m (TOP) : the ladder, again, has no protective cage and the last 3 meters of it are not secured to the tower which makes it unstable.

Please understand that by climbing this chimney you put yourself/others in danger.
Don’t try it unless you really know what you are doing!!!
Take care and enjoy life!

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