Jyothi Raj

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Jyothi Raj
Other namesKothi Raj, Monkey man
Known forScaling walls

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.[1] 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.[2]

On 13 September 2013, he scaled the clock tower at Moorusavir Math in Hubli in just over 15 minutes. He did not use any harness, but rubbed magnesium carbonate powder on his palms for grip.[3]

He is preparing to make his debut as an actor in Sandalwood through the upcoming film Jyothi aliyas Kothiraja.[4]


  1. ^ "Do NOT try this at home: Real life Spider Man dangles fearlessly from 30ft in the air... without a safety harness". Daily Mail. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Jyothi Raj scales Jog Falls, hurt but unshaken". Sports Keeda. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ Scaling clock tower with bare hands
  4. ^ Debut as an actor

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