Insane Rock Climbing Photos That Seem to Defy The Laws of Nature

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Some rock climbers seem to be almost superhuman. To them, gravity means nothing – and, they probably have more strength in their fingertips than you do in your entire body.

Smith Rock State Park, Oregon

Amanda Clark

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Amanda Clark shows off some amazing moves at Smith Rock State Park in Oregon, one of the most popular sport-climbing sites in America.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Rock Climbing ~ Joshua Tree

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Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California is one of the world’s most popular rock climbing destinations, home to thousands of climbing routes up quartz monzonite.

Yosemite National Park, California

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Sadly, Dean Potter, a legendary climber who frequently climbed with his miniature Australian Cattle Dog named Whisper, died earlier this month when attempting to clear a “notch” on the mountain but slammed into the rock instead. Fortunately for his four-legged best friend, Whisper didn’t accompany him on this trip.

Es Pontas Arch, Mallorca, Spain

Chris Sharma rock climbing / deep water soloing in Mallorca, Spain.

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Santa Cruz, California native Chris Sharma is known as one of the best rock climbers in the world, if not the very best. Here, he climbs this natural arch in the southeastern part of the island of Mallorca. Es Pontas is the recurring theme of the film “King Lines,” featuring Sharma’s first ascent of the hardest deep water solo climb on the planet.

Musandam Peninsula, Oman

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World famous climber Alex Honnold, best known for his free solo ascents of big walls, is deepwater soloing in what’s been called the “Impossible Rock.”