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We saw a burglar climb/ climbing our wall?

Both are grammatical and idiomatic. I saw him take the book. I saw him taking the book. In both forms the act was witnessed in its entirety. The participle form conveys the sense of action-in-...
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We saw a burglar climb/ climbing our wall?

Climbing is more idiomatic. Climb is not quite incorrect, but may convey a meaning other than intended. To say that you observed someone in the course of some action, use the -ing form. If you use ...
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