Daredevil teens climb 745-foot Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear

Audrey Hill
May 18, 2017

The pair also dangled their bodies over the edge of one of the bridge's towers, with only their fingertips stopping them from making the long fall to the ground below.

One climber appeared to be holding on to the cables as they sprinted toward one of the bridge's main towers.

"There was a similar trespassing incident Golden Gate Bridge approximately four years ago", states Priya David Cameron, spokesperson for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

Here's video of the two scaling the bridge.

"Their behavior could have harmed motorists below", said Capt. Lisa Locati, who leads the Golden Gate Bridge patrol. The actions of these individuals did not harm the structure, nor could they have harmed the structure. General Manager of the Golden Gate Bridge Dennis Mulligan says bridge officials were not aware of the incident until it was posted online and they received a link.

The daredevils were youth from Wisconsin, Peter Teatime, 18, and Tommy Rector. I don't want to say too much about how we got passed security ...

While the video has gone viral, there were no authorities around at the time of the stunt and isn't sure if they have got the footage yet.

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"In many areas where you could hurt the bridge, we have different types of sensors that trigger an alarm, there is an audible and then that camera pops up on the big screen".

Teatime, who has been climbing all his life, said he wasn't afraid because he has climbed taller structures before.

Teatime says he hopes he won't be arrested and even plans to to contact bridge officials to help them identify flaws in their security system. He also pointed out that he and his friend did not harm anyone or damage any property.

Climbing on the Golden Gate Bridge is a misdemeanor, but it's unclear if the men will face charges, according to KTVU.

The bridge district did not know about the climb when it happened, and changes are underway in the "security infrastructure" and monitoring of the cameras and patrolling on the bridge, Clemens said.

"To us, it's not nerve-racking", he said.

Locati said the bridge's security system was "not created to protect thrill-seekers from harming themselves".

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