Jyothi Raj is an Indian rock climber and wall climber from Chitradurga, Karnataka, India. Known as “Kothi Raju” or “Monkey King”, Raj is famous for scaling the Chitradurga Fort without safety harnesses.
He is also the only person to have scaled Karnataka’s highest waterfall, the 830-foot Jog falls, climbing in the opposite direction to that of the flow. Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India.
On 13 September 2013, he scaled the clock tower at Moorusavir Math in Hubli in just over 15 minutes. He doesn’t use any harness but used to rub magnesium carbonate powder on his palms for grip.
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