In an effort to transform war-torn buildings into climbing challenges, Beirut's Al-Kamal building became the site of an urban climbing competition on Saturday. The building was severely damaged during the Lebanese civil war from 1975 to 1990, with its facade riddled with holes. In the climbing contest, participants had no climbing holds such as blobs and bats that are usually attached to buildings to mimic real rock features. Instead, the climbers had to make use of the existing holes and crevices on the facade to help themselves reach the top.
- PublishedNov 14, 2016, 5:00 am SGT