Photo Gallery: 9 Deep Water Soloing Photos
Matthias Gabbalier on Blasphemy, Hawaii 5-0 Wall. Matthias climbed this 5.11 39 times during his time on Cat Ba, Vietnam.
The funniest part of soloing off Mallorca’s Punta des Jonc was the tourists staring in puzzlement as we walked off the cliff edge.
Colm Shannon making the first ascent of The Jelly Situation (5.13a/b or S1/2) at Ailladie on the west coast of Ireland.
This Tenerife blowhole is only climbable on calm days—otherwise, you can get swallowed if you don’t get through it quickly enough.
Danny Latulippe escaping the spider crabs below by climbing a 50-foot 5.11b on Hawaii’s big island.
Katrina Wan-Zaid hanging from the last move of a 5.9 at the Becket Quarry in Western Massachusetts.
The beginning of this 5.10 requires tech movement on crimp rails that elevates your heartbeat at the thought of pitching.
Bulgaria’s Black Sea is not a calm sea. Often, we climb in weather that is dangerous, and getting out can be a nightmare.
Hot summer weather means more outdoor climbing, swimming, and maybe both in the form of some deep water soloing. Our readers shared photos of themselves climbing high above cool, refreshing bodies of water.