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The (usually illegal) art and act of climbing on the outside of buildings and other artificial structures, often without ropes or protection, increasing the danger and subsequent desirable adrenaline rush associated with this sport.
But as an urban climber - or soloist or builderer - Lucy, 31, from Sheffield, is the closest you can get to a real-life Spider-Man.
But Lucy says the hardcore urban climber tries to keep a pair of special climbing shoes - made out of airplane-tyre rubber that's warm and sticky to the touch - in their bag at all times just in case.
In the absence of Spider-Man's wall-crawling abilities, urban climbers have to settle for crimping - a technique of curling the fingers over a rim - or hand-jamming - wedging their fingers into rims used by window-cleaning equipment and hauling themselves up.