Image: Marvel/Sony via MTV News

It’s one thing to hear about how well Tom Holland immersed himself in the physical role of Spider-Man, performing a good portion of the Homecoming stunts himself. It’s another to see him in action. And it’s damn impressive.

MTV shared the first behind-the-scenes clip from the home release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it shows Holland performing one of the film’s biggest stunts: crawling up the Washington Monument to save his friends. Unfortunately, the production couldn’t actually film in Washington, DC, so it recreated sections of the landmark, including a giant (slightly pitched) wall for Holland to scale and flip from.

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It’s not clear exactly how many of Spidey’s stunts were performed by Holland, but it looks like it was a lot. A trained gymnast and dancer, Holland pushed to do as many as possible, including during the final battle with the Vulture. Director Kevin Feige even called Holland “the best Spider-Man stunt person ever,” saying he was giving tips to the stuntmen on how to pose and land like him.

“I did as many [of the stunts] as I could, but there are some things legally that I couldn’t do,” Holland said last year. “There were stunt doubles who were all very, very talented guys who really supported me throughout the process. Whenever there was a stunt that I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable about, they would step in and show my how to do it, and coach me through the process.”

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Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out on digital release September 26, and on Blu-ray and DVD October 17.