Tip For Climbing Fences
Stolen from UK Indymedia - www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/07/346369.html?c=on#c152797
Many activists get arrested cutting through military fences and
so get the extra charge of 'malicious mischief'. Using a ladder
to climb fences is impracticable as you tend to get intercepted
and charged for approaching a base with a ladder. You can buy
'telescopic-ladders' but they are very expensive so here is the
You can buy metal key-ring clips with chains for about a £1.50
from cornershops and newsagents.
You can then clip the chains to fences to allow use as foothold
and handholds. If the keyring clip is less than 7mm in diameter
at it's thinnest - and most of them are - you can clip onto even
the thin fences that they use at places like Faslane.
Bolting a piece of flat wood to the chain means the foothold
stands proud of the fence and makes it is easier and quicker for
several people to use in the dark. These are pocket-sized / foot-sized
so are easily concealed and only four are required to help the
least fit activists easily climb an 8m fence, and are also cheap
enough to be disposable in a rush. If you are very careful attaching
it to the fence then you don't even set off the high-tech vibration
sensors that military fences often utlise, at least until you
Make sure the wood you use is strong enough to take your bodyweight
after drilling - also - test them once you've built them.
And another tip from Monkey Girl - "The first person
up needs to take some old carpet to throw over the barbed wire
at the top - the thicker the better. This doesn't work so well
with razor wire, though, (so I'm told)."