Known as Ancient Art in Fisher Towers, the rocky outcrop is hard to climb because of its corkscrew shape, leaving little room for error
A rock climber was able to capture his terrifying ascent up a corkscrew monolith known as Ancient Art in Fisher Towers, Utah.
The climb was all caught on camera thanks to a helmet-cam.
The adventurer is the first of his climbing buddies to tackle the ascent and insets hooks and a rope into the sandstone so that those who follow him will h ave an easier ascent.
At one point, the man has to make a jump between two sections of rock to which his friend tells him, 'It's just like walking on the sidewalk!'
Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud located near Moab, Utah.
The Towers are named for a miner who lived near them in the 1880s. The Tower is world-renowned as a subject for photography and for its classic rock climbing routes.
Photographs of the unusual cork screw summit have been extensively published in many settings including mainstream advertisements.