Here at Climbing Daily we're huge fans of anything weird and 2014 has been an exceptional year for climbing oddness. From wacky World Cup top outs and Kilian Fischhuber's short-lived moustache via funky boulder problems and strange climbing edits, 2014 has had it all. What then out of this year's menagerie of madness have we chosen as the weirdest climbs of the year?
First up we've got Jacob Cook getting all Hawaiian on the Verdon Gorge multi-pitch 'El Topo' (8a). Never one to pass up an opportunity for fun, Jacob hauled up outfits, drinks an even an inflatable palm tree to create the world's first ever Hawaiian portaledge party.
Our next entry takes us underground, and into a part of the World that doesn't see much attention from climbers. It’s a huge cave in Oman called Majilis al Jinn, translated as the Cave of Spirits, where Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz established a new 13 pitch route from the base of the cave to the lip, with difficulties up to 8b+.
Taking the crown for weirdness by a Country mile however is Aussie Adrian Laing, demonstrating the purest style of first ascent, with a little help from Chris Sharma. We’ll let the video speak for itself.
The Top 3 Weirdest Climbs Of 2014 | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 412
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