clamber up (something)

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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

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
References in classic literature ?
But I had my hand on the climbing bars now, and, kicking violently, I disengaged myself from the clutches of the Morlocks and was speedily clambering up the shaft, while they stayed peering and blinking up at me: all but one little wretch who followed me for some way, and wellnigh secured my boot as a trophy.
When he saw me clambering up that spear he let out a hiss that fairly shook the ground, and came charging after me at a terrific rate.
As I ran I saw Matai Shang clambering up the swaying, swinging ladder toward the deck, while above him leaned the evil face of the First Born.
The 29-year-oldwas spotted clambering up the side of a crane on King Street at around 12.
Spikes costing thousands of pounds have failed to stop youths clambering up the roofs of garages behind Whiteleas Shops, South Shields.
In one incident a youth was spotted clambering up scaffolding trying to get into windows and, in another, youths were reported climbing onto the roof of the multi-storey building, off Church Road.
THE decision by a supporter to risk his life clambering up a floodlight pylon at Tranmere was,of course, a serious business.
But kids also delight in clambering up and down ladders from one deck to the other and pretending to fire the big guns.