'French Spiderman' Climbs Exterior Of 29-Story Hotel With No Safety Equipment

June 16, 2017


This is a harrowing first-person point of view video of 'French Spiderman" Alain Robert climbing the exterior of the 29-story (374 foot) Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel in Spain with no harness or safety equipment. It takes him about 20 minutes, or approximately 19 minutes 30 seconds longer than it would have taken me to fall and cripple myself for life. Apparently Alain was questioned by police after the feat, but was released without any charges being filed. Presumably because August 14th, 2016 was a Friday and they had zero interest in doing any more work than they had to before getting off. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I can't half respect that.

Keep going for the video while I talc my hands to dry off all the sweat.

Thanks to blue16, who's more concerned with finding ways not to die.

  • The_Wretched

    So, does he just jump to get down again?

    Maybe they just lock all the doors up top and wait for him to go away on his own like a flock of unruly pigeons?

  • Adibobea9

    This one is something I COULD do, but I am smart enough that I WOULDN'T do…

  • Clipper44

    Sorry dude, that other idiot is king shit now. You're about 2800' short of me caring.

  • Jenness

    I don't know at the end if he's pissed that there is "Nobody. No security" or happy about it?

  • GeneralDisorder

    French Spiderman plays human fly.

  • Ghost Pirates

    Do a flip!

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    these kind of videos make my palms start sweating nearly instantaneously

  • TheQiwiMan

    Is there vomit on your sweater already? Mom's spaghetti?

  • Meh

    And that rooftop is a total MIrror's Edge map. When will the day be here that i can just scan a place, anyone can scan anything and share it in that game. That's asking too much.

  • Matt

    actually it is very easy to do, i work in construction and we 3d scan existing buildings all the time. it would just be a matter of file format conversion/compatibility

  • Meh

    That sounds cool enough. I used to play ME a whole lot ^^

  • warpigs330

    I love how he can get way more publicity for climbing easy things than climbers get for climbing hard things. This guy has it figured out.

  • Bling Nye

    I like how he acts like he's been climbing for hours and checks his watch a few times in the first two minutes.

  • matthieu deferlans

    I think, Zeppelin watches decided this must be worth about 30K or so...

  • TheQiwiMan

    One loose panel and he'd be the French Splatter Man...

  • Meh

    This is one tough baddaass. I read about him a few years ago when he was forced to used a rope at the Burj Khalifa.

  • curteyeblind

    I definitely couldn't do this, but this is no comparison to Alex Honnold. "French Spiderman" was able to hold onto these bars the entire climb.

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