The 15 Most Dangerous Rock Climbs

Rock climbing requires incredible amounts of both physical and mental strength. It demands endurance, agility and balance at the highest of levels. Simply put, it's one of the most challenging athletic pursuits.

Of course, for the extreme dare devils and most determined athletes of the world, that alone isn't enough.[slideshow:82632]

On top of the fact that the basic essence of the sport is extremely strenuous, the most talented of climbers continue to scour the world for natural rock formations that present seemingly impossible ascents.

Many of the following climbs were once deemed entirely inaccessible, yet the best climbers in the world have proven such declarations wrong, and these daunting rock formations are now regarded as some of the most dangerous and challenging in the world.

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