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Free to fall: The Psicobloc Masters Series climbing competition

Monday August 5, 2013
Psicobloc climber falling
Wearing neither a harness nor rope, the climber stretched her arm toward the distant hold using every muscle in her body to stay connected to the overhanging wall. Gravity won, pealing her off the wall to a splash landing in a pool 30-feet below.

Shortly after, another climber reached the top of the 50-foot wall only to leap off voluntarily.

 Psicobloc climber Sasha DiGiulian jumping off the wall.

Versions of this played out repeatedly at the inaugural Psicobloc Masters Series climbing competition finals held Friday, August 2nd, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. The event is the first deep water solo climbing competition in the United States and featured some of the best climbers in the world. It was unquestionably one of the most engaging and riveting events I've attended. Full story...