Deep Water Soloing

Deep Water Soloing (also known as DWS) involves climbing rock faces which are situated over deep water (often the sea). The climber, climbs without any ropes or protection, with a view that any fall is into deep water, which should break the fall, rather than falling onto a hard surface.

It is worth pointing out though that injuries can occur from falling from great heights, or landing badly into water and therefore this is still a reasonably risky method of climbing. Many feel the risk is worth while though, as they are able to climb high, freely without any ropes, harnesses or equipment with a relatively small risk of injury.