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maxx233 


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Getting up a building
< on 3/5/2009 12:21 AM >
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Well, I haven't seen much interesting discussion lately, and I've been wondering for some time... How do you get up a building?

I hear lots of talk about going in the second story windows when the first story is boarded up, or gaining entry via the roof... How is it that you get to the second story, or the roof? I'm assuming no one uses grappling hooks and such? ;) ((I could be completely wrong, I guess it wouldn't surprise me!))

Anywho, I'm guessing if there are trees nearby, or obvious protrusions in the stonework that lead lead up to a ledge or something? But since talk's been light lately I thought I'd bring it up for discussion instead of settling on my own assumptions

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 1 on 3/5/2009 12:32 AM >
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There's a million and one ways to get "up" a building. Sometimes you can just climb the side if the brickwork/architecture permits it. I've done that. Personally I find it fun as hell. Trees work too. Gotta be creative I suppose. Sometimes depending on the location, a handy ladder might be strategically left about. I've come across that as well.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 2 on 3/5/2009 12:41 AM >
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using a tree can be great, and sometimes you can find a ladder lying around. And some people actually do use grappling hooks.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 3 on 3/5/2009 12:48 AM >
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Posted by theRequ13m
Sometimes depending on the location, a handy ladder might be strategically left about.


lol... That's close to the case for a place I've been wanting to check out for a while that I'm not ballsy enough to get into yet. There's a second story landing with a sliding door and some windows, and what might as well pass as discarded jungle gym equipment pushed up against the side of the building (I have no idea what it really is.)

But there's another building I can't figure out for the life of me any way in. All I've been able to determine is *maybe* from the roof, but I can't figure out any way up there either!
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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 4 on 3/5/2009 12:51 AM >
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Be creative. There's always a way in.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 5 on 3/5/2009 12:52 AM >
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most recently a old air force hanger...used a wood pallet to climb into a window only to find out the side door could be opened with any small piece of metal..like a nail or screw..

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 6 on 3/5/2009 12:53 AM >
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I'll usually use ledges or anything that is sticking out from the side of a building. If it had windows, ill climb window sil by window sil up it if its doable. Just use your imagination and you'll find a way up. Sometimes i use people to boost me up, then ill pull them up and repeat until i reach an opening.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 7 on 3/5/2009 12:54 AM >
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post a picture of place...so maybe we can hep with some ideas after looking at the place

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 8 on 3/5/2009 1:36 AM >
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I would post pics, but I'm not toooo terribly concerned about the place I mentioned, really.. The curiousity about how people do their climbing is just a more general curiousity.

Just FYI though, the aforementioned place is just the former Mervyn's store (RIP) here lol.. It's your standard boring cinderblock box with some texturing on the outside. I'd totally disregard it, because really, how exciting would a recently closed store be?.. But last I was there during the liquidation I got a glimpse into their backroom and it looked really odd/interesting somehow... different than a typical backroom. I probably just saw it wrong, and I *should have* just walked on in and checked it out right then, but oh well. Now it's just kinda bugging me and I want to see. It just comes up in this thread cause I can't think of any other way in possibly other than the roof (Well... jacking the loading bay doors up, or breaking the glass front doors... but yeah..)

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 9 on 3/5/2009 2:24 AM >
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Take it out to dinner, smooth talk it and then begin to stroke it ever so gently.



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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 10 on 3/5/2009 2:28 AM >
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Yea Roof entrances have never failed me before because most of the time they wont think of anybody being able to enter from there, so they dont even bother. Or they do close it off and somebody just opens it. So either way, its always your best bet if a place is sealed up tight as can be.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 11 on 3/5/2009 2:28 AM >
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Posted by sudbury
Take it out to dinner, smooth talk it and then begin to stroke it ever so gently.


ahhh... Wait for it... Wait for it... Aha! I just had a feeling when I was hitting submit ;)

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 12 on 3/5/2009 2:48 AM >
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the obvious: Fire escapes.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 13 on 3/5/2009 2:53 AM >
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All of the above suggestions seem good, but make sure you thoroughly check the lower floors first, almost every time I go exploring, I find out I took a harder way in than I had to. =/

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 14 on 3/5/2009 3:00 AM >
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always look before you leap.

Don't fall into a 20 foot shaft down to concrete and rat shit where you will die.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 15 on 3/5/2009 5:50 PM >
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Grappling hooks / ladders are a last-resort, typically, although I've used them both. I lucked into the ladder though, it was left right there.

Throwing a line and prussicking/etriers is better, but still not an ideal way of going about. Sometimes its the only way, but still not the best way.

Personally, I love climbing. If the masonry isn't climbable, oftentimes the doorframes / lamps / etc are. If some doors open, but not those into the area you want to enter, you can open those, climb up them, and continue on your merry way.

Alternativly, stuff lying around can serve as a route up. Bike racks are amazingly simple, but it helps if you have rope to lower it back to where it belongs. I've also climbed up a bike to get the extra 3' I needed, and even a 2x6, but that isn't exactly newb-friendly.

But the number one thing I climb: People. You can make a people ladder with two, maybe three people that will get you to any first-story roof, and repeat for the next subroof, & etc.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 16 on 3/5/2009 10:20 PM >
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Posted by MindHacker

Throwing a line and prussicking/etriers is better, but still not an ideal way of going about. Sometimes its the only way, but still not the best way.



Nice to see there are other true climbers here.

My personal favorite is the drain pipe. I've been using this for many years since grounding was my mother's favorite form of punishment. Check out the "Night Climbers of Cambridge" which a kind member has posted online.
http://www.insectn...rs/html/index.html
Reading this makes my palms perspire.

Any building is climbable, usually without gear. Without seeing the proposition, my only suggestion would be to get good feet. Don't blow out your arms.

For a little inspiration, check out this guy:
http://www.alainrobert.com/

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 17 on 3/6/2009 1:49 AM >
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Yea other people are the best climbing gear. Thats usually what i use when i go to places.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 18 on 3/6/2009 2:23 AM >
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The easiest way up is always by moving something closer and then climbing on top of that.

I know there was an exact moment in my UEing career when, like some kind of above-average-intelligence monkey, I decided rather than climbing a fence to move something closer to help me get over.

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Re: Getting up a building
<Reply # 19 on 3/6/2009 2:57 AM >
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Pallets are my best friends. The most difficult entrance I ever made was using three pallets and a lifeguard station ladder. I stacked two pallets leaning against one another in an upside down "V" and set the third pallet on top of the first two and leaning against the wall. This gave me a ladder the height of 2 vertical pallets (about 6-8') which was just high enough for me to reach up and hook the life ladder on the roof.

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