clamber up

clamber up (something)

To climb something. Everyone else was able to clamber up the rope in gym class, but I struggled, thanks to my scrawny arms.
See also: clamber, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

clamber up (something)

to climb up something, especially in a particular way. The wall climbers clambered up the wall quickly. Tricia clambered up the ladder and cautiously went down again.
See also: clamber, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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All he wanted to do was to make a big circle uphill and get at the head of the ravine, and then take the bulls down it and catch Shere Khan between the bulls and the cows; for he knew that after a meal and a full drink Shere Khan would not be in any condition to fight or to clamber up the sides of the ravine.
To clamber up that slim shaft without dragging Ja down and precipitating both to the same doom from which the copper-colored one was attempting to save me seemed utterly impossible, and as I came near the spear I told Ja so, and that I could not risk him to try to save myself.
You'll need to clamber up, Jack And The Beanstalk-style, to your craft, solving simple platforming puzzles and connecting floating islands to build a path for yourself.
Then you had to clamber up eight feet of limestone that reared into the wood.
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It consists of two giant linked conservatories (biomes) which clamber up the crags on the northern side of the pit.
In Colonna di asini (Donkey column, 1996), small donkeys clamber up a vertical pole almost five meters tall, at the apex of which stands another donkey covered in gold paint.
Revelers before the deluge, they clamber up ladders; creep, roach-like, along planks; stagger into crates; drink with the greed of junkies.
James Prosser, a 47-year-old plasterer, from Dutton Close, Stockwood, Bristol, managed to clamber up the ladder at Verne Jail in Portland, Dorset, on May 28 this year despite it being secured by a prison officer.
Residential districts clamber up the edges of the city bowl, grouped around the central business gridiron.