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Diga di Luzzone

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The dam of the Lago di Luzzone in Ticino, Switzerland. The reservoir has a volume of 108 million m³ and a surface area of 1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi). It is located in the upper Blenio valley, in the municipalities of Ghirone and Aquila. Source Wikipedia

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The arch dam Luzzone was completed in 1963. In the years 1997–1998, its height was increased by 17m. Source Wikipedia

In 1999, the longest artificial climbing route in the world was attached to the dam wall with 165 metres (five pitches) and over 650 climbing holds and bolts. Source Wikipedia

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The world's highest artificial climb. A German manufacturer of climbing holds installed a line of over 650 artificial holds and bolts. The course covers a vertical distance of 165 meters, going from the base of the dam to the top. The climb must be done as a sport climb, in multiple pitches. Furthermore, the lowest holds were placed several meters above the ground to deter casual visitors from climbing on them. Source Wikipedia

Set: 1999

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