There have been stunt men around for a long time. We have seen people walking across Niagara Falls on a tight rope, fly off buildings with man-made flying contraptions, and much more!
One daredevil, known as "Human Squirrel," was a stunt man from the early 1900s. He often climbed incredibly high altitudes in order to to raise money for War Relief Funds during World War I.
Check out the picture of him climbing a tight rope in Times Square.
I don't think I would be be smiling that much if I were climbing!