College students at Utah State University have concocted a device that allows you to climb up any wall, albeit a bit noisily. Let’s just say that it employs the technology of vacuum cleaners in an unconventional way. Continue reading for more information and to see it in-action.

Utah State University “Ascending Aggies” team recently won first prize out of 33 teams in the Air Force’s contest to get four soldiers over a very tall wall. It’s the lead climber that’s the tricky part, see. The Ascending Aggies’ solution was to build a PVAC, or Personal Vacuum Assisted Climber. It’s frankly stunning how well that thing works.

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