Ken Block released his first Climbkhana all the way back in 2017, and now he's back with a climb even more dangerous than Pikes Peak. Following the release of Gymkhana Ten last year, Block has returned to the spin-off series by tackling one of China's most dangerous roads in his Ford F-150 Hoonitruck for Climbkhana Two.
"About five years ago, I found a photo on the internet of this crazy road made of multiple switch backs that actually crossed over itself," said Ken Block of Climbkhana Two. "Before I even discovered where in the world it was, I knew we had to go film there. As we did more research, I realized we may have found the greatest road ever. It’s like a European tarmac rally stage-but turned up to 11-and, it's set in a wild scene that looks stolen right out of the movie Avatar."
Director Brian Scotto echoed Block's sentiments about the road, which is located in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. "Over the past couple years, a few other projects have been filmed in the region, but we really wanted to bring our unique style of filmmaking and Ken Block’s wild driving to this road to show it in a way it hasn’t been seen before," said Scotto. "This road is amazing, but also very unforgiving, which ironically is its best attribute."
The road is so dangerous, in fact, that it's closed off to the public. "The juxtaposition of this massive American pickup truck and that tiny road was just too perfect, even if it made it way harder and sketchier to for me to drive," added Block.
Watch Climbkhana Two above.