Rock climbing can be divided into a crazy mess of sub-genres: top-roping, sport, trad, and about a thousand too bizarre to name. But they almost all rely on ropes to catch you if you fall. There is, however, another way: severing the nylon umbilical, and climbing rope-free above water instead.
Meet the closest thing we have to a real life Spider-Man: rock climber Alex Honnold. After scaling mountains and rock walls as high as 1500 feet in nature, Honnold has finally decided that with great power comes great responsibility and has taken in his talents to the city. Watch him climb urban buildings with ease.
Watch free climber James Kingston beat another London landmark plus the crane that sits on top of it. All this with absolutely no safety equipment, despite a 490-foot drop and a leap over a massive gap. James then hangs on with just one arm for a view that puts everything in perspective.
I can't imagine climbing 10 feet and this guy did 1500 with no equipment. He's basically Spider-Man. Rock climber Alex Honnold used no equipment to scale the 1500-foot limestone wall of El Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. It's the first ever free solo ascent of the wall.
You're you. You have your two hands and two feet and a camera. That's it. Can you climb up a freaking skyscraper without any protective gear, safety net, rope, and whatever else sane people use when they climb? This guy did.