Brazilian free climber does intense pull-up only using two fingers

Emerald Pellot

Brazilan free climber Felipe Camargo is muscular from head to toe. The athlete recorded himself training at his local São Paulo climbing gym and it’s quite a doozy to watch.

Now, it’s perfectly logical that a Brazilian Climbing Champion with five Brazilian titles would have a powerful core and grip. This guy free climbs up the sides of cliffs with his bare hands after all! But Camargo really showcased just how tuned up all of his muscles are.

In the Instagram clip, he uses only his middle fingers to do a pull-up. But if that’s not enough of a show-stopper for you, he then hoists his body into a tabletop position, still using only his two fingers. The video received over 84,000 views. 

“I can feel my fingers ripping watching this,” one user wrote. 

“Holy cow. When you give someone the middle finger, it’s that much more powerful,” another said

“I… am at a loss for words,” one person commented. 

Among his accolades, Camargo is also an Ultimate Beastmaster, ascended El Bon Combat three times and in 2016 he mastered the 650-mile track in Pedra Riscanda, one of the Americas’ largest rocky walls.  

However, when he started climbing, training gyms weren’t exactly accessible in Brazil. After his success in the field, the sport became more popular in the country. So in 2019, he launched his own full-scale bouldering gym Fabrica Elsclada. Meanwhile, Camargo still has quite a few climbs left on his bucket list. 

“There are many routes in Spain I want to do, with the lifetime goal to climb Perfecto Mudo,” he told Red Bull. “I also want to go bouldering, too. I want to go to Switzerland to try Off the Wagon I also want to go back to China and climb another great arch.”

If you liked this story, check out how these athletes turn their best tricks into optical illusions.

More from In The Know:

A teacher is going viral for her list of children’s books that deal with racism

Ditch your dull kitchen knives for this $20 produce chopper

Color-changing tumblers are the hottest summer accessory

People say this $16 tool ‘completely healed’ their cracked heels

The post Brazilian free climber does intense pull-up only using two fingers appeared first on In The Know.

More From

  • This is not your average key lime pie

    This key lime pie has less sugar and less fat than traditional recipes call for, so have an extra slice (or two! Ingredients: 1 store-bought, reduced-fat graham cracker crust 3 ounces sugar-free lime gelatin 1/4 cup boiling water 8 ounces fat-free whipped topping 12 ounces key lime pie-flavored yogurt Instructions: In a large bowl, mix gelatin and boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Using a wire whisk, stir in yogurt.

  • Driver spots human hand sticking out of stranger’s trunk

    TikTok user jeffhobgood2011 was driving around Alaska when he spotted something suspicious: a human hand sticking out of a trunk. When he got to a stoplight, he decided to use the zoom feature on his camera to do some detective work and make sure nothing illegal was going on. What jeffhobgood2011 discovered was that instead of using rope or a tie-down strap to keep their overfilled trunk closed, they decided to have a passenger sit in the trunk and make sure it stayed shut.

  • Man sparks social media firestorm with ‘atrocious’ breakfast creation: ‘This is a culinary crime’

    An ambitious at-home chef is dividing social media with his allegedly “atrocious” version of a classic breakfast dish.

  • Flying robot can shapeshift midair to fit through any kind of opening or space

    Researchers at the University of Tokyo created DRAGON, a flying robot. The name loosely stands for “Dual-Rotor embedded multilink Robots of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformation.” Any robot that navigates an interior space is going to need to maneuver around obstacles, but DRAGON is also designed to fit through narrow holes and spaces.