The Red Bull Cliff Climb
The world’s best ice climbers will take on the challenge of ascending sheer cliffs of chalk – one of the most difficult materials to climb - as the second Red Bull White Cliffs competition returns to The Needles.
Overlooking the iconic Needles, the 115m overhanging cliff at Scratchell’s Bay will push the climbers to their limits, really testing their skills ahead of the winter climbing season. The UK is the only place where chalk cliffs can be climbed and the unique competition format and environment will challenge the climbers’ stamina, endurance and skill in a completely new way.
Typically a World Cup ice climbing course is held over 15-25m pitches, but the Red Bull White Cliffs format challenges the climbers to ascend the full 115m cliff face as fast as they can.