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clamber (v.)

"to climb with difficulty using hands and feet," late 14c., possibly frequentative of Middle English climben "to climb" (past tense clamb), or akin to Old Norse klembra "to hook (oneself) on." Related: Clambered; clambering.

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Definitions of clamber from WordNet
1
clamber (v.)
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling;
Synonyms: scramble / shin / shinny / skin / struggle / sputter
2
clamber (n.)
an awkward climb;
reaching the crest was a real clamber
From wordnet.princeton.edu