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No Rope, No Chalk, No Clothes

There has always been a desire among climbers to strive for the purest style of ascent, the most natural style if you will, the one least encumbered by artificial assistance and closest to the climbing practiced by other animals. Trad climbing is obviously a purer method of ascent than sport climbing. But trad climbing still requires plenty of gear and is nowhere near as natural as soloing. So then, soloing must be the purest form of climbing...right? It's just you, your shoes, your chalk and the rock. How could that be any simpler? Well this video of David Fusté might just change your view on that. He not only solo climbs without shoes or chalk, but without anything else at all. Naked on the rock, he takes climbing back to its primeval routes and comes as close as possible to the animals he seeks to emulate.

Comments

mike
Wow, he is brave. I couldn't even attempt that with shoes rope helmet and someone to pull me up! Good luck to him!

gdwinn1@aol.com
I Do Congratulate David. I am without doubt would never attempt rock climbing. However I do question if he has broken any record for being the first rock climbing nude??

max
wow, a great way to enjoy nature and the freedom. nice video. i also love to go free hiking with some rock scrambling, the experience when you are miles from anywhere totaly naked is delightful

PM
He is definitely not the first. I have even seen someone doing an ice climb in Glencoe, Scotland in the nude. There is a rock climb called Tiptoe Ridge in the Arapiles in Australia which is traditionaly climbed nude, by moonlight.

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