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buildering

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.
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Grieving parents Neil and Claudia Haughey believe their son, a keen urban climber and fan of the madcap TV show Jackass, was probably killed when a stunt he was trying out went tragically wrong.
The schoolboy was also a keen urban climber who habitually tried out potentially dangerous stunts, and carried bruises to prove it, according to his father Neil.
CLIMBING barehanded and without ropes, a French urban climber who calls himself 'Spiderman' scaled the 59-storey Montparnasse Tower in Paris yesterday.
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.
In February, two Russian urban climbers ascended the Shanghai Tower in China, the second tallest building in the world behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
The urban climbers often post photographs on websites showing off their exploits.
SLIPPERY: One of the urban climbers on top of the gasholder in Huddersfield
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