Ascending the ribbon efficiently and reliably is crucial. The climber utilizes current technology throughout and is under development through the Spaceward Foundation Space Elevator Games.
Check the discussion page to find a to-do list...
The working climber design is [climber.aoi here]. The software being used to modify it is Art of Illusion which is open source freeware. Notes on the design are located [climberdesignnotes.odt here] and readable with OpenOffice.
Small climbers have been demonstrated through the Spaceward Space ELevator Games Include images and videos from the SE Games Include design write-ups