Video: Chris Sharma Climbs a Giant Redwood

We all know that Chris Sharma is one of the most talented climbers on the planet, but just in case you needed further proof, check out this video of him free climbing a giant redwood in California. The tree in question stands 252 feet (76.8 meters) in height, and was specifically selected because it lacked many lichens and moss growing on its trunk, and it was fire scarred from a natural fire that occurred in the past. Before making the climb, Sharma first consulted with biologists at the University of California, Burbank to ensure that he wouldn’t damage the tree in anyway. With those hurdles cleared, he set out to make the ascent. As you’ll see below, it was pretty spectacular.

Kraig Becker