Competitive rock climber does his best Spider-Man impression
Incredible rock climber Sean McColl pulled off a truly impressive – and crazy – move in the Finals of the Canadian Bouldering Championship.
The video below is mind blowing for a couple of different reasons. First, it features an absolutely incredible display of upper body strength, as competitive boulder climber Scott McColl makes his way upwards – sideways and diagonally – during the Finals of the Canadian Bouldering Championships.
Second, there are Canadian Bouldering Championships.
The up and coming sport of sport climbing has a small, but loyal group of competitors. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) hosts a World Cup of climbing every two years, with the next Championship to be held in 2016. The sport hopes to be selected as a recognized event in the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo.
The sport consists of three styles: lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. Or at least that’s what Wikipedia says. I have no idea, I’ve never even heard of Canadian Bouldering before.
For now though, the sport is still fairly obscure, but that doesn’t stop the competitors from going all in and training like they are in an 80s action movie and climbing to the top of that faux-mountain like it will stop the terrorists or something. Sure, the setting looks like a competition from the old American Gladiators, but the competitors are wild.
In the video below, competitor Scott McColl goes Beast Mode. Well, not really. Marshawn Lynch technically owns the copyright to “Beast Mode,” but McColl does pull off an incredible move, scaling up the wall in a bizarre angle like freaking Spider-Man, then jumping up to the highest handhold in a move that would make an Assassin’s Creed assassin jealous.
You may know the name McColl from his stint on American Ninja Warrior, in which he dominated.
McColl competed for Team Europe (he is Canadian, but lives in France), and he took charge of the event, winning the it for his team with a shockingly fast rope climb.
Check out his wall climb here and go hit the gym, slacker.