540-foot-tall man-made climbing wall

August 4, 2011 | By Abraham | 12 comments

The dam at Lago di Luzzone

On the wall of the dam is the highest artificial climbing wall of the world. On a length of 165 meter, over 650 handles and hooks have been installed. The installation has been made by a german manufacturer of climbing handles.

Photos by Robert Bosch

Photo of Mr. Bosch getting a little extreme in his picture taking at the dam…

A video of the climb with extremely annoying music…

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    1. alana says:

      No, actually. Goldeneye was filmed at the Verzasca dam. But they’re not too far apart. And while you can climb this one, you can bungeejump from Verzasca ;)

  1. Todd says:

    “Over 650 handles and hooks have been installed…” //And they couldn’t install just a few more so that you wouldn’t have to use a ladder to get started?

    1. Evie says:

      OK glad I’m not the only one who read the title that way .. had to slowly go through it a few times to understand!

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