In December of 2009, the town of Sondrio, Northern Italy, hosted what I believe is the world’s first legal buildering competition. What’s the fun in that? Well, watch the video — it looks rather fun indeed. Now two years running, the event looks bigger and better than ever. Worth a trip out there for the next one I’d say.

From what I can decipher, this competition is independent of the Street Boulder Contest guys, who’ve been organizing smaller, less legal, outings since 2003.

With two buildering “organizational bodies” in one country, this puts Italy in the top running for countries to live should you really, really like climbing buildings.

(Thanks to ДеNN for the link.)