- Climber Alain Robert: Steve's Trump Tower climb with suction cups was not particularly impressive
- Free solo climbing, like Robert does, is faster and takes more skill, he says
Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spider-Man," is a rock climber and urban climber from Bourgogne, France. He has climbed numerous landmark skyscrapers around the world, often illegally and using the free solo technique. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Was the three-hour climb that Steve from Virginia made up the side of Trump Tower in New York Wednesday an amazing feat or just a foolhardy stunt?