The Bisotun big wall is and has always been one of the main destinations of rock climbing in Iran. In October 2010, the French guide François Bernard and in collaboration with Ebrahim Nowtash, a well-respected Iranian climber, initiated a festival of big wall climbing in Bisotun. In the following year, another French climber and guide, Guy Abert, made a topography of the most common paths of climbing the wall which parts of them are presented here.
The event was organized to be held biannually. However, after the first three events, there was a temporary halt until 2018. In 2018, the fourth Bisotoun big wall climbing event was held but this time with highlining, base jumping and wingsuit flying adding to festival. Famous climbers like Ales Cesen, Angelika Rainer, Marko Prezelj, Manu Pellisier, Leslie Fucsko, Hubert Giot, Sam Beaugey, Anna Ahlund, Marko Servalli, and the wingsuit flyer Graldine Fasnacht has taken part in this even.
2019 will mark the fifth year of this Festival. Like last year, it will have participants in highlining and wingsuit flying as well. And just like last year, the event will be a joint collaboration of IMSCF (Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation), GHM (Groupe de Haute Montagne) and Atour Adventure Group.