Alain Robert is a talented rock climber
born on August 7, 1962, nicknamed Spiderman
The diminutive Frenchmen is famous for the solo
ascent of skyscraper
s or buildering
(a pun on bouldering
He uses no safety
equipment; all he
takes with him is a chalk
bag and his climbing shoes. It's usually
a race to get to the top before the local police figure out what he's doing
and try to stop him. Robert has climbed more than 50 buildings.
Here are some of them1
1. These ascents are all documented but that's not the case
for all of the climbs claimed for him in the media.
There is some doubt about, for instance, whether he really did climb the
Empire State Building in 1994.
He has a website now alainrobert.com