Know : The World’s Highest Artificial Climbing Wall

Lago di Luzzone is a lake in TicinoSwitzerland. The reservoir has a volume of 108 million m³ and a surface area of 1.27 km². It is located in the upper Blenio valley, on the territory of the municipalities of Ghirone and Aquila.

The arch dam Luzzone was completed in 1963. In the years 1997–1998, its height was increased by 17 m. One wall of the dam currently features the world’s highest artificial climbing wall. A German manufacturer of climbing holds installed a line of over 650 artificial holds and bolts. The course covers a vertical distance of 165 meters, going from the base of the dam to the top. It is considered by climbers as the Everest of wall climbing. The climb must be done as a sport climb, in multiple pitches. Furthermore, the lowest holds were placed several meters above the ground to deter casual visitors from climbing on them.

Diga-di-Luzonne


Courtesy : Wikipedia, Ilana Marcus, Caters News, Google

We are blogging just for you! Nothing gives fulfillment than your feedback. Love your opinion :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s