George King climbs the Hotel Melia Barcelona Sky in Barcelona.
A 21-year-old British man, George King, was briefly detained on Friday after freeclimbing one of Spain’s tallest skyscrapers.
Nicknamed "Daredevil" after a superhero character, scaled with his bare hands and without any ropes the 120-metre (400-foot) glass-walled Melia Barcelona Sky hotel located in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona.
Crowds watched as King, who also freeclimbed The Shard in London, made his way to the top of the building with no safety gear.
He was detained on coming down for about 20 minutes by police and was not fined, his agent Bryan Yeubrey told AFP.
King was jailed for three months at the end of 2019 after climbing without permission the famed Shard building which measures 310 metres in height, and vowed at the time to repeat the feat.
His jail sentence was criticised by supporters, including renowned solo freeclimber Alain Robert -- dubbed the "French Spiderman" for his own spectacular ascents.
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