Watch Sébastien Berthe, Florian Delcoigne, Pierre Mertens, Pablo Recourt and Loic Debry attempt the horizontal Ticket Crack in Groenendael railway station close near Brussels.
This steep crack was first climbed by Sean Villanueva and is 30 metres long. You start up a ticket machine and jam your way across the hand-sized-ish concrete void. Who knew Belgium would be home to such a sweet crack.
Despite there being no real rock climbing in Belgium, Villanueva went on to climb big walls around the world. “”I started climbing when I was 13 years old in a climbing gym in Belgium,” he said.
“I then started sport climbing. In the beginning, camping and hitchhiking were enough to satisfy my need for adventure. Then I discovered what has now become my specialty, big wall free climbing, wet mossy off-widths, runout slabs.”