19-Year-Old Could Become World’s BEST Rock Climber

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  • Published: 05 December 2018
  • Growing up, Kai Lightner was ALWAYS climbing things. Now he's one of the BEST rock climbers in the world.

    COMMENT with the highest wall YOU think you could climb!

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Comments • 484

  • Whistle
    Whistle   6 months back

    COMMENT with the highest wall YOU think you could climb!

    • bamboofort
      bamboofort  3 weeks back

      If it’s less than 5.12 C3- and has no R rating on the hard pitches then it only depends on how many days of food and water I have. I guess endless if I have everything I needed to survive and the weather holds up.

    • William Brandt
      William Brandt  4 months back

      Redpoint 23

    • HyperXe Gaming
      HyperXe Gaming  4 months back

      I can only climb into my bed

    • Montagues
      Montagues  4 months back

      el cap.

    • John Chow
      John Chow  4 months back

      @311i0t do it then no balls you won't

  • Krispix
    Krispix  2 days back

    WTF is a BASKETBALL GOAL!!!!!!

    • aaaxe
      aaaxe  5 days back

      To all the people saying this is click bait you are slow it doesn't say that he is the best rock climber, it says he could become the best, because how good of a rock climber he is.

      • Luna The poop
        Luna The poop  5 days back

        *and there’s me afraid to climb the schools rock wall*

        • Stinkmeaner
          Stinkmeaner  6 days back

          dude that kids back is JAAAAAAAAACKED

          • Joey Ciotti
            Joey Ciotti  1 weeks back

            What is a basketball goal

            • Filipjukicc
              Filipjukicc  1 weeks back

              Are you sure he is getter then Magnus midtbo?

              • Ana a
                Ana a  1 weeks back

                spiderman?

                • Omelo
                  Omelo  1 weeks back

                  I have same chalk bag

                  • Yaboi Newton
                    Yaboi Newton  2 weeks back

                    Yeah I go there

                    • intL Bloodshot
                      intL Bloodshot  2 weeks back

                      Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma, Alex Honnold, and Magnus Mitbø have entered the chat

                      • Beast mode Legend
                        Beast mode Legend  2 weeks back

                        Magnus Midtbo has enter the chat.

                        • Cooper Meehanan
                          Cooper Meehanan  2 weeks back

                          5:17 "Because he's thicker" haahah

                          • ChunkyBenny
                            ChunkyBenny  2 weeks back

                            spiderman

                            • prodigypenn
                              prodigypenn  2 weeks back

                              @:08 I believe that is Ashima Shiraishi, who has accomplished more than Kai has, at a younger age. Probably the best of the of the next gen, according to some pro climbers and based on accomplishments.

                              • Rifadz Bahtiar
                                Rifadz Bahtiar  3 weeks back

                                World champion climbing is from Indonesia you know!! https://youtu.be/lBf2lp7OxnY we win 2019 wuijang world cup climbing Championship

                                • Tim Oats
                                  Tim Oats  3 weeks back

                                  The real life spider amn

                                  • CRISPY FINGAS
                                    CRISPY FINGAS  3 weeks back

                                    More like I am going to climb and be the new Spiderman

                                    • ButterToast
                                      ButterToast  3 weeks back

                                      He could. But he won't

                                      • pork soda
                                        pork soda  3 weeks back

                                        wow this guy is really amazing at this
                                        id love to see him climb a real wall that would be sick

                                        • Lucas Castor
                                          Lucas Castor  3 weeks back

                                          bad, bad title

                                          • Extra Fishes
                                            Extra Fishes  3 weeks back

                                            the blacks are taking over🙏🏽please leave at least one sport for us whites

                                            • my mom told me to change my name so I did

                                              3:06 Spider-Man is that you??

                                              • GG_ Gaming
                                                GG_ Gaming  4 weeks back

                                                He looks like a giant over his trainer

                                                • Karla Alba
                                                  Karla Alba  4 weeks back

                                                  "Top of the Basketball goal"

                                                  • Jondyt's Blitz
                                                    Jondyt's Blitz  4 weeks back

                                                    Adam Ondra climbed La Dura Dura being 19yo just saying

                                                  • Please no
                                                    Please no  4 weeks back

                                                    No one :

                                                    Kai : I aM a SpIdEr

                                                    • keine031
                                                      keine031  4 weeks back

                                                      white bois cant compete smh

                                                      • Ranjana Lawati
                                                        Ranjana Lawati  4 weeks back

                                                        It not climing if you want climing go naturally rock

                                                        • THE cool guy
                                                          THE cool guy  4 weeks back

                                                          if it's not climbing then what is it?

                                                      • Nizar NK
                                                        Nizar NK  4 weeks back

                                                        How about alex honnold?

                                                        • sspaceboyy
                                                          sspaceboyy  4 weeks back

                                                          lmao alex is far from the best overall rock climber. he’s one of the best free soloists, but there’s so many disciplines.

                                                      • Daveed da sick
                                                        Daveed da sick  4 weeks back

                                                        I could do it to if I wanted to I just don’t want to climbing is stupid

                                                        • Bryn Owen
                                                          Bryn Owen  4 weeks back

                                                          It really shakes me up seeing “rock climber” and he’s climbing in plastic. The two are wildly different. He’s still probably a better rock climber than I am.

                                                          • Bryn Owen
                                                            Bryn Owen  3 weeks back

                                                            @The Black Jewelz I'm sure he'd have a blast on suicide rock, along with all other indoor climbers.

                                                          • Bryn Owen
                                                            Bryn Owen  3 weeks back

                                                            @The Black Jewelz oh I didn't know he was a rock climber, not exclusively a gym climber. I don't wanna discredit this guy, he's a fantastic climber. I've come to see the positives of everyone indoor climbing; no one is on crags and I can climb with just the lads and me. I really don't think that indoor climbing capsulates the fear factor of climbing, it's the biggest allure for me at least. Maybe I'm just weird.

                                                          • The Black Jewelz
                                                            The Black Jewelz  4 weeks back

                                                            Bryn Owen Rock climbing has changed. As one of the fastest growing sports, most rock climbing is probably not on rock but on plastic now. It’s basically “indoor” or “outdoor” now.

                                                            ... not to mention he’s been climbing actual rock on lead since a kid.

                                                        • Jerry Shi
                                                          Jerry Shi  4 weeks back

                                                          3:15 because he is thicker LOL

                                                          • Quinn Etheridge
                                                            Quinn Etheridge  1 months back

                                                            Did he say basketball goal😂😂

                                                            • jvaish
                                                              jvaish  1 months back

                                                              In my mostly uninformed opinion, it seems the US climbers don't have the right attitude to truly be the top of the top. There's a reason the Japanese climbers are the best overall and that's because they have a very balanced attitude about climbing and training and although they have a hard work ethic, they don't over train. They have a strong sense of camaraderie and a lightness the US teams don't seem to share. In every video I watch about the young US climbers, they all seem like they are being trained by a bunch of overly ambitious stage moms. It's a real turn off to be honest. Kai seems like a good guy though; he's just not being trained by the right people.

                                                              • jvaish
                                                                jvaish  4 weeks back

                                                                @Andrew M interesting. Thanks for sharing that.

                                                              • Andrew M
                                                                Andrew M  1 months back

                                                                yeah man i seriously don't think that strength and conditioning training 3 days a week is effective. Basically all your training should be done on the wall with the exception of finger strength related stuff and core.



                                                                There's a reason why kai quit competitive climbing. that's a rigorous schedule to have to put up with. if you're going to be a pro, you have to dedicate all of your time to training/recovery. You won't make it if you're starting college.


                                                                I'm happy for the dude for looking into his future career but i can't help but think this training is part of why he was motivated to give it up.

                                                            • Jamie Charles
                                                              Jamie Charles  1 months back

                                                              Spider-Man

                                                              • Goo Fy
                                                                Goo Fy  1 months back

                                                                *I think we’ve found Deji’s twin...*

                                                                • Preston Cooper
                                                                  Preston Cooper  1 months back

                                                                  4:17 I see my mom doing that yoga position with my dad about every night glad she’s getting exercise

                                                                  • Emma Co
                                                                    Emma Co  1 months back

                                                                    they says 17 year old but then the title says 19 year old

                                                                    • Xerion
                                                                      Xerion  1 months back

                                                                      Ahhh so stoked for this dude, hope he smashes it.

                                                                    • Peeban
                                                                      Peeban  1 months back

                                                                      "You could find me on the top of a basketball goal"

                                                                      • Sienna River
                                                                        Sienna River  1 months back

                                                                        My teammate climbed against him!

                                                                        • cammeron tabora
                                                                          cammeron tabora  2 months back

                                                                          “Basketball Goal”

                                                                          • FunWorld TV
                                                                            FunWorld TV  2 months back

                                                                            2:53 I thought his shorts were split in the middle!!!

                                                                            • PS4 Trolling
                                                                              PS4 Trolling  2 months back

                                                                              0:05 I thought you said 19 year old in the title

                                                                              • InfamousMicro
                                                                                InfamousMicro  2 months back

                                                                                THIS WAS A CHAMPIONSHIP FROM WHEN HE WAS 17.

                                                                            • Verbal Wound
                                                                              Verbal Wound  2 months back

                                                                              How about Jernej Kruger?

                                                                              • Liam Savoir
                                                                                Liam Savoir  2 months back

                                                                                And I thought I was good at climbing

                                                                                • Joe Murray
                                                                                  Joe Murray  2 months back

                                                                                  best indoor*