World’s Tallest Climbing Wall

The world’s tallest climbing wall isn’t exactly purpose-built for rock climbing. Artificial holds attached to the Emosson Dam in Switzerland create a 165-meter, six-pitch route.

Climber and BASE jumper Tim Howell gives the route a free solo with a parachute. Too pumped to finish, he makes a cool jump at the end.

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Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.