Buildering’s reputation as an extreme sport unfortunately precedes it. Even Wikipedia’s article on it talks about inherent danger and illegality by sentence 2:
If done without ropes or protection far off the ground, buildering may be dangerous. It is often practiced outside legal bounds, and is thus mostly undertaken at night-time.
And there’s definitely some epic daredevil shit out there. But I want you to know that buildering isn’t just climbing skyscrapers and cranes for the benefit of the Youtube masses or for the sympathetic body-tension and palm sweat of bystanders.
Buildering is just climbing on buildings. You can do it at ground level or at heights you can easily survive a fall from. See the pic above? That’s well within the reach of most humans: low risk, fun, challenging, and useful. Yes, useful, and I don’t mean in some survivalist urban post-apocalyptic way. Like if you locked your keys inside and have to climb a little to get them (jump to the bottom).
So take a cue from this guy:
Play around on or near your house if you’re not lucky enough to live somewhere with easily accessible boulders. Chalk bag and climbing shoes optional.Related: Popular: