Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb

Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb

I know, I know… No one wants to see shirtless Naval Academy cadets climb on top of each other to reach the top of a slippery monument…

But just in case someone DOES want to see such shenanigans, here you go.

Each year the Naval Academy’s freshmen — known as “plebes” — climb a greased 21-foot obelisk to mark their transition to sophomore status.

I love tradition.

More pics at the Washington Post. Video can be found here.

Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb

Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb

Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb

Naval Academy cadets annual Herndon Monument Climb