French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as "Spiderman", climbs up the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP

Frankfurt, Germany — An urban climber known as the "French Spiderman" has climbed a high-rise building in the German city of Frankfurt and now faces a fine for his effort.

It took Alain Robert 20 minutes to scale the 153-meter (502-foot) Skyper building in the heart of Germany's financial capital early Saturday.

Upon his descent from the gleaming glass structure, the 57-year-old was met by German police who escorted him away.

Robert has climbed many of the world's tallest buildings, often without permission.

French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as "Spiderman", climbs down the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP
French urban climber Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman", is escorted by police officers after climbing the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spiderman", climbs up the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP
French urban climber Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman", climbs down the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP
French urban climber Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman", climbs down the 'Skyper' highrise in Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Michael Probst/AP

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