Daredevil takes vertigo-inducing video of himself climbing 470-foot skyscraper in record time - completely barefoot

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This heart-stopping video shows a teenage daredevil clambering up the outside of a 470-foot tall skyscraper - completely BAREFOOT. Adam Lockwood, 19, is no stranger to vertigo-inducing free climbing, having been successfully scaling buildings of up to 200 metres in the UK and Europe for the last two years, without any equipment. But his latest venture earlier this week saw Adam add a new challenge to his climbing. For the first time, Adam took on a skyscraper building - the 144-metre (472 feet) Torre Agbar tower in Barcelona, Spain - completely barefoot. The teen, from Manchester, had to keep stopping to rub chalk on his feet to help his grip, as he climbed the ladder-like structure on the outside of the office block. The cheeky chap took the opportunity to wave at awestruck crowds below with his bare foot each time he paused. And he can be heard chuckling to himself on camera as he came across a couple of office workers still sat at their desk - who were startled when they saw him waving through their window. Adam said: "It was a really nice climb. It was a good feeling when I got to the top, I felt quite satisfied. "I did it in just 28 minutes, which I think is a record for climbing that building - so I was chuffed with that. "It was a bit slippy going up - I had to keep stopping to chalk my feet. "I've never done a building barefoot before - I've done a few cranes, but this was new for me. It adds a new element to it, it's a bit like taking the climb to the next level." And despite having to adjust to not having as much grip with his feet, Adam said he wasn't put off taking on the climb. He said: "If I was ever scared about doing something, I just wouldn't do it." Adam completed the climb on Wednesday evening at 6pm - after most people in the building had finished for the day. He added: "I only saw two people still sat at their desks. They jumped up when they saw me - it was quite funny." And Adam has one more climb to complete over this weekend in Spain - which he will also be doing barefoot.