On his website, he says he recently started climbing sky scrapers to end abortion.
VIDEO: Man climbs SF’s Salesforce Tower, prompts police response
This climb was in response to the leaked draft in the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade abortion case.
San Francisco police have interviewed Des Champs while he was police custody. He is facing two misdemeanor charges — one for trespassing and another for resisting a police investigation, for not following police orders to come down or stop climbing.
Police say that around 9:21 a.m., officers were flagged down about the man climbing the building. Officers observed him on the side of the building several floors up, wearing climbing gear.
There are street closures in the immediate area and authorities are asking people to stay away from the scene.
VIDEO: View from inside SF’s Salesforce as man climbs 1,070 ft. tall building
VIDEO: Man free climbs 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower, makes it to the top then taken into custody
Officers attempted to make contact with the climber as he ascended to safely remove him from the building, but instead surrounded him right as he arrived at the top.
Police say they discourage anyone from ever trying something like this because of the dangers involved for the person and others who may be involved with a possible rescue.
According to Salesforce’s website:
- Salesforce Tower is 1,070 feet tall with 61 stories and 1.4 million square feet of office space.
- It takes 39 seconds to travel by elevator from street level to the 61st floor.
- Salesforce Tower’s foundation is socketed into bedrock, more than 318 feet in the ground.
- 12,000 tons of steel were used in the construction of Salesforce Tower.
- It took over 2.5 million man hours for the construction of Salesforce Tower.
San Francisco Fire is on scene with other Public Safety Agencies at 415 Mission, Sales Force Tower for a reported climber climbing the 60 floor tower. This person is placing firefighters lives and the publics safety at risk. AVOID THE AREA and join us in condemning this action. pic.twitter.com/QDpkfrYs4E
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) May 3, 2022
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