Hang in there! Amazing photos of climbers dangling from cliffs

Whatever you do, don’t look down! These vertigo-inducing photos of climbers hanging from cliff faces are just dizzying to look at.

Gaetan Raymond climbing the cliff face

Gaetan Raymond climbing the cliff face

The climbers, who were scaling the Dolomites 1800m above sea level near Marmolada, Italy.

Gaetan Raymond hanging from the cliff face

Gaetan Raymond hanging from the cliff face

While the course was only 25m long, the climbers took around an hour to complete the dry tooling route, which was 50m up from the face below.

Tom Ballard climbing the cliff face

Tom Ballard climbing the cliff face

Gaetan Raymond was snapped dry tooling across the route, which he completed using ice axes and crampons.

Gaetan Raymond climbing the cliff face

Gaetan Raymond climbing the cliff face

While dry tooling began as a way to train for more advanced mountain routes, there is now an international competition circuit which even has its own world cup.

Tom Ballard hanging from the cliff face

Tom Ballard hanging from the cliff face

The photos were taken by Pierre Chauffour, who filmed Gaetan take on the route on 20 and 21 February.