British daredevil first person to scale tallest climbing wall in UK

Terrifying moment a British daredevil becomes the first person to scale the tallest climbing wall in the UK with no safety gear – after breaking in to the site at 4.30am on a rubber dinghy

  • George King, 18, climbed the tallest free standing climbing wall in UK at 4.30am
  • The British daredevil completed the amazing feat without wearing a harness
  • He’s been climbing since 10 years old and pushes himself out his ‘comfort zone’

This is the nail-biting moment a British daredevil becomes the fist person to free climb the UK’s tallest climbing wall without any safety gear.   

George King, 18, climbed 118ft in Brighouse, West Yorkshire- where the country’s tallest wall stands.  

The adrenaline junkie started his ascent at 4.30am after breaking into the site by using a rubber boat on a nearby canal to avoid being detected by security cameras.

George King, 18, can be sen climbing the tallest climbing wall in Britain with no safety gear

The adrenaline junkie started his ascent at 4.30am after breaking into the site on a rubber dinghy

Before starting his ascent, George King held up an inspirational quote on a piece of paper by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. 

It read: ‘If you don’t know what your passion is, realise that one reason for your existence on Earth is to find it. 

Footage filmed on a drone captured the adrenaline junkie approach the wall and began making his ascent.


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Mr King takes just ten minutes to accomplish the incredible feat and he confidently reaches the top where he throws his arm up in triumph.

The climber heard about the new climbing wall a year ago when he saw it on the morning news.   

He said: ‘I threw my half-eaten breakfast away and ran to the climbing gym to begin training desperately so that I could become the first in the world to free-climb the wall.

Mr King has been free climbing since he was 10 years old and likes to push himself out of his ‘comfort zone’

The adrenaline junkie can be seen admiring the view as he looks down at what he has accomplished

Commenting on his climb George said: ‘There was zero fear on my behalf. I had to keep in my mind that if I displayed physical elements of fear it could result in shaking and reduction of concentration, the consequence being that I could fall to my death.  

The daredevil has been free-climbing since he was 10 years old.

Founder of the charity ‘Powers of Passions,’ George said: ‘This was a very personal mission of mine. This was a childhood vision, a dream, and a journey. 

Mr King takes just ten minutes to accomplish the incredible feat which is 118ft high

 ‘When I was 10 years old I started free climbing, constantly challenging myself, putting myself out of my comfort zone to achieve feats where other 10-year-olds would not dare to go.

‘Amongst doing so at that age I had a dream to climb UK’s tallest climbing wall without any ropes or harness.

‘In the process of working towards this dream, I overcome many mental barriers and endured the hardest most brutal forms of training so that I know I am physically ready for the challenge. 

The daredevil does not encourage anyone at home to tackle similar feats as he does

 ‘The video shown is a product of years of mental and physical training, I am delighted to say that I made my dream a reality.    

‘Climbing is my passion and I find a tremendous amount of purpose from doing it.

‘But I don’t encourage anyone to do what I do – everyone is unique.

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