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25 Responses to Worlds Highest Climbing Wall [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of LikeIGiveASh
    LikeIGiveASh Female 13-17
    443 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Link: Worlds Highest Climbing Wall - Located in Groningen, the Netherlands, it is considered the tallest in the world at 121ft. Anyone up for a climb?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6227 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    Piece of cake. Needs some branches, though. =^.^=
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    MilkMilk Male 18-29
    12 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm
    as long as thare`s a 6a route up that face i`m all over it. looks awesome!
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    The far right looks like it could present a challenge. The rest looks "meh."
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    Still, looks fun as hell. I would love to give it a try.
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
    166 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    It doesn`t look like that guy has any safety wire holding him up but he does have a wire attached to the ground, huh?
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    jprest13 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    At what point do you just pay for a trip to a real mountain?
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    notorious98 Male 30-39
    151 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    Why not just go mountain climbing?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3563 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    I`d probably fail at the easiest setting. I`ve done real rock climbing successfully but I fail miserably at those walls. They`re just too flat.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11740 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    No. F*cking. Way.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    There are cliffs a lot higher than that.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
    273 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    "why not climb a real mountain?"
    well, while wall climbing and mountain climbing are both technically climbing, they are two different experiences really. wall climbs are mapped out by difficulty. there are probably at least 6 different climbing routes of varying difficulty on that wall. on a mountain, it is not mapped out, and there are not a lot of options on how to climb it.
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    BigReggie Male 40-49
    3 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    @techgeek07 yeah, on jupiter, pretty sure this is the largest structure ever, made by man or otherwise.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4793 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:34 am
    I`d give it a go.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6737 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 1:16 am
    No thanks. :|
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    426 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 1:35 am
    @T3hHippie -yes he is being belayed from below. This simulates typical climbing where you attach the rope to anchors on the rock face as you ascend, In this case you can see belaying points every two panels or so. In real life you cannot belay from above because someone has to be first to climb the rock face.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 1:46 am
    @bigreggie
    This structure = 121 ft
    Burj Khalifa = 2,217 ft
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1398 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 1:48 am
    I`ve been to Groningen, and I never saw this.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 2:12 am
    Damn; just come back from Groningen. Would have taken stickies and a harness if I`d known.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    514 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 2:50 am
    I love how parts of it make you climb almost upside down, that is crazy
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    527 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 4:45 am
    @furrything, I never saw Ireland, doesn`t mean it doesn`t exist.
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    NOT_A_BEAR Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    I want to go to there.
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    ScottishTree Male 18-29
    38 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 2:10 am
    Looks epic i`ve done the 85ft (approx) at EICA and that was tough this one looks great fun
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    Hisky Male 18-29
    117 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 5:41 am
    Ah, the Netherlands.
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    Garrison Female 30-39
    36 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Pretty awesome.

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