‘Pro-Life Spiderman’ Explains How and Why He Scaled San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A 22-year-old who calls himself the “Pro-Life Spiderman” was arrested Tuesday after free-climbing to the top of Salesforce Tower, California’s tallest skyscraper, in hopes of to raise funds for anti-life. abortion charities.

VIDEO: Watch how a man scales the 1,070ft Salesforce Tower in SF for free

“Did you ever regret doing it? asked ABC7’s Stephanie Sierra.

“No…it was fun,” Des Champ said. “I would do it again.”

The student scaled the 1,070ft building while periodically stopping to use his phone to post videos to social media. He told ABC7 he had been planning the climb for a month using Google Maps to assess the building.

Des Champ arrived at SFO early Tuesday morning from Las Vegas where he is currently enrolled as a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As soon as he walked in, he says he took an Uber straight to Salesforce and started climbing around 9 a.m.

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“Were you scared?” Sierra asked.

“No…I cut off my feet, which means taking your feet off the wall and I hung one on one hand to show myself a bit, you know?” Deschamp said before laughing. “I wanted to post videos for them to come out while I was in prison.”

The anti-abortion activist says he made the climb in hopes of raising $1million to support anti-abortion charities and “save lives”. It is not known how much money was collected.

“These doctors are literally killing these babies on the table and letting them die,” Des Champ said. “We’re not trying to yell at women who want abortions, we don’t want to blame them…we just want to let them know there are other options.”

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Des Champs told ABC7 the only thing wrong was that he was thirsty and tired toward the end of the climb.

According to his website, Des Champ’s other goal is to jail a Washington, DC-based obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Cesare Santangelo, for performing abortions.

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“I have no regrets,” he said. “We are sending a message.”

Last year, Des Champs scaled the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas to protest COVID restrictions. He was also arrested, but he says the charges were dropped.

The SFPD arrested Des Champ with two misdemeanors – one for trespassing and another for resisting a police investigation, for failing to follow police orders to get off or stop climbing. He was cited and released on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Salesforce website:

  • The 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 anchored in bedrock, more than 318 feet into the ground.
  • 12,000 tons of steel were used in the construction of Salesforce Tower.
  • Salesforce Tower took over 2.5 million man hours to build.

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