4 Climbers Will Be Scaling The Walls Of The Washington Monument Today

09.27.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  Four rapellers will scale the walls of the Washington monument  to look for any cracks from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake last month. It will take them 5 days of climbing and inspecting until they are able to compile a report with the damage information to one of America's most famous landmarks. The stone obelisk is 555 feet tall. Meanwhile, the parks service released new video showing what the inside of the monument looked like when the quake struck. There were people at the top of it as the whole thing started shaking-- debris was falling from the walls. No one was hurt.
   If you want to take a peek, go here.