Residents in Spain battle to climb a pole during the infamous La Tomatina festival

Residents of Buñol take part in a challenge during La Tomatina festival that sees people battle it out to climb a large pole.

Filmed on Wednesday (August 28), a pole is covered in grease to make it difficult for the contenders to climb it and the reward for successfully scaling it is a pot of Spanish jam, according to the filmer.

La Tomatina festival is renown for people throwing tomatoes at each other.