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    Think skydiving is too safe, bungee jumping too tied down, and rock climbing too grounded? Then take a look at "roofing," a Russian climbing craze going viral on YouTube.
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    The concept is simple: find anything that's tall and climb it. What you do when you get up there is up to you. Vitaly Raskolov, pictured here, shows off his balancing skills.
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    Roofers use no ropes and no helmets to capture their breathtaking, vertigo-inducing images atop of Moscow's tallest buildings, construction cranes, heavily-guarded monuments and iconic bridges.
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    Roofing has gotten more and more popular in Russia and there are now hundreds of videos posted online.
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    Climbers compete for the most views online, and some videos get well over 300,000 views on YouTube.
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    Ivan Sykhov told ABC's Kirit Radia that he climbs for the thrill of it, but also for the view. "It's a great dose of adrenaline, of rush, it's the feeling of absolutely freedom," he said.
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    "In my childhood I wanted to be Spiderman," Russian roofer Marat Dupri told ABC's Kirit Radia. The 20-year-old is studying law, but he has turned his passion for climbing into art.
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    Marat Dupri, who has earned the nickname "skywalker," shown here, won a "Best of Russia" national photography prize for this photo taken in 2011. It also won him what many roofers seek: fame.
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    A Russian roofer sits on the edge of a building, several stories up. "Without YouTube I think most people would not climb to roof with camera," said Marat Dupri, who took this photo. "Many of us do it for the fame. But I made it for myself."
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    Shown here is extreme climber Sasha Remnev. Roofing is a dangerous and deadly sport. Earlier this year, one of Marat Dupri's friends (not pictured) slipped and fell to his death. He was just 18 years old. "He was a master in this field. He was skilled at roofing," Dupri said. "After that changed my mind? decided not to do something very risky."
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    But the danger hasn't stopped hundreds of young Russians from climbing anything they can find, for the adrenaline, for the view and for that stunt that will get everyone talking.
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