- To climb up or down something using one's hands and feet in a difficult or awkward way.
- To climb something by holding on to it or by grasping it with the hands and feet.
- To scramble over or through something in an awkward manner.
The word 'clamber' is derived from middle english 'clamberen' which was a variant of 'clambren' meaning 'to climb'. it is a cognate of middle low german 'klammern' which means 'to cling'.
- She clambered up the cliff face, her hands and feet seeking out holds.
- He clambered over the fence, trying to avoid being seen.
- The children clambered up the tree, eager to reach the highest branches.
- The hikers clambered down the rocky path, carefully picking their way.
- The dog clambered onto the bed, wagging its tail excitedly.