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Cliff Climbing With the Ocean as Your Only Safety Net

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These mountain climbers have a death wish—at least in theory. They’re part of a popular subculture of the sport called deep-water soloing, which involves harness-less climbing up the sides of sea cliffs at high tide. When the climber loses his grip or footing, instead of being caught by a taut rope or net, he just drops like a ton of bricks into the water below. It’s become tremendously popular in Spain, Greece, Ireland, and Sardinia—as well as Central Texas (there are a lot of lakes there, apparently). The Spanish call it “Psicobloc” for a reason. Watch below.