'French Spider-Man' scales Makati tower anew; cops wait for him below

Alain Robert, most commonly known as the "French Spider-Man," has once again scaled a 47-floor building in Makati on Tuesday, March, 5.

But immediately after his climb, the Makati City Police placed him under their custody.


Alain Robertson scaling the building wearing a pink and purple attire. (Photo by Resty Junsay Posadas)

In Facebook video uploaded by Resty Junsay Posadas, Robert was seen scaling the towering 217 meters (712 ft) building in Makati City.

Born in Digoin, France, Robert became famous for his free solo climbing or the scaling of skyscrapers with no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.

The French man has climbed other world landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and the Montparnasse Tower and other skyscrapers around the world with most of them performed free-solo.

Because authorities do not normally give him permission for his climbing feats, the 61-year-old climber usually proceeds to the site of his climb at dawn, attracting crowds of onlookers who stop by to watch him climb. 

Because of this, Robert has had his fair share of arrests in different countries by law enforcers waiting for him at the end of his climb. In recent years, however, Robert has done his climbs with permission and sponsorship.