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  • December 12, 2014
    This is a video of Ukrainian speed climber Danyl Boldyrev jumping up a 15-meter (49.2-foot) wall in a record-breaking 5.60 seconds. For reference, that's about twice as fast as I could even run 15-meters, and that's assuming I don't cramp or trip and get a booboo. You know ho... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2014
    This is a video of some pro free-climber scaling the side of a building. After a couple attempts of of making a long jump to the next handhold and sliding back down, he goes inverted and pulls out this Spider Man move. Is that common? Because it doesn't look like it. Man, I... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    This is a real, single photograph of 28 climbers hanging on and around 'Ago del Torrone' in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. It took over five hours of climbing in freezing temperatures to make the shot a reality, and, obviously, everyone involved is a certifiable crazy... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2011
    You know what's a good idea? Looking both ways before crossing a street. You know what's a terrible idea? Developing a robotic cockroach that can climb up pant legs. *scratching* Great, now I'm gonna think I have phantom bugs on me all day. And, God willing, now you will ... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2011
    The Mt EverClimb (I see what you did there and I'm not impressed) Continuous Climbing Rope is exactly what it sounds like: an exercise climbing rope with no end. How do you know when you're done? When your hand gets sucked up into the machine and mangled. The piece of shit g... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2010
    There are good ideas, bad ideas, and then Japanese wall climbing robots. Sure they still require rungs to climb, but wait till they evolve. If you think in a couple years they won't be able to climb sheer glass you've got another thing coming. Namely, a robot climbin' in yo ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Mount Everest, which I have climbed many times in the past (several times carrying an injured Yeti to their sacred temple), now has a 3G network for climbers to use when they're not freezing their balls/vaginas off. [Nepalese network provider] Ncell claims to have a base stati... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Personally, I only do three kinds of climbing: up the corporate ladder, sadly out of bed in the morning, and carefully out of my truck (hopefully without showing my panties). But for those of you that like to get a little more physical, *POW!* Haha, you said you liked it! To... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2010
    Seen here pretending to be more than two feet off the ground, 13-year old Hibiki Kono made himself a vacuum powered wall-climbing suit so he can escape the asylum and avenge his parents' deaths. Ooooor climb a brick wall while people take pictures. Using a pair of 1,400-watt ... / Continue →
  • July 24, 2009
    This is a video of inventor Jem Stansfield climbing the exterior of a BBC building to show off a pair of vacuum gloves he made out of an old vacuum. Amazingly, he gets to the top, but I question how much assistance he got from the rope holder. Also, if those gloves are that ... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2009
    Not to be outdone by wicked sickness that is ninja boy, this is an older video of some wicked Russian freerunning/climbing. It's pretty impressive and if I had even half those moves I would have spent a lot less in the slammer learning about love and relationships and barterin... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    In Boston Dynamics' unending quest to cut humanity's reign on earth short, the company continues to develop new robotic death machines. In this case, a climber named RiSE (who I have briefly touched on before). As is evident from the video, the apocalyptic bastard makes prett... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    If you want to kill yourself by driving your beautifully rusting 1987 Dodge van off a cliff, make sure you catch enough air to not end up teetering on the edge of a precipice. 34-year-old Daniel J. Lyons and his sweet 1987 Dodge van bounced down the rocky side of the canyon at... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2009
    Remember the last time I announced a casting call for a show? Did any of you actually apply? Is 'Super Testing' on the air? Has it started yet? I have no idea, I only watch educational programming. Sexeducational programming. HIYO! Porn basically. Anyway, here's the cha... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2008
    Remember when Boston Dynamics heralded the robot apocalypse with the creation of the BigDog? Well now the uncaring bastards have made a LittleDog too. You know, one that isn't as big or loud as the original. Why? To kill you easier. LittleDog is a quadruped robot for resea... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    Similar to this climbing robot, but 100% absolutely nothing like it, comes this agile bastard. The as-yet-unnamed robot uses electro-adhesion to cling to the wall, generating electrostatic charges between the wall substrate and itself to keep from falling. "The principle of ... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2008
    In the near future the planet will be ruled by robots and any surviving humans will live huddled in caves crying about how it was a bad idea to create them in the first place. So yeah, be warned. This is a video of a climbing robot. It looks friendly and harmless enough, but... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2008
    I'm a card carrying elite ninja and do all my grapple tossing by hand, so personally I wouldn't be caught dead with a pneumatic grappling hook (although I may be caught dead with a chest full of throwing stars). A pneumatically launched tactical line-throwing system developed ... / Continue →