Image: Alain Robert climbs Hong Kong skyscraper.
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French free climber Alain Robert climbs the 62-story Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong, on Saturday.
updated 6/11/2005 10:20:57 AM ET 2005-06-11T14:20:57

A Frenchman who calls himself “Spiderman” scaled a 62-story skyscraper in Hong Kong using only his bare hands on Saturday.

Alain Robert scrambled up the Cheung Kong Center in about an hour to find police waiting for him at the top.

They checked his passport but did not arrest him, even though he had not sought permission to climb the building.

“I slipped only once,” he said. “On a scale of one to 10 in terms of difficulty, this would be a five. I really enjoyed the ascent.”

Image: "Spiderman" on Hong Kong skyscraper.
Mike Clarke  /  AFP - Getty Images
Alain Robert, who calls himself "Spiderman," is seen on the Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong, on Saturday.
Robert, renowned for climbing without ropes or other equipment, said the building stands 928 feet.

In December, Robert scaled the world’s tallest building, Taiwan’s Taipei 101. It took him nearly four hours to reach the top of the 1,679-foot building because it was raining.

He has also climbed Malaysia’s Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York.

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