"But for any explorer the Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must-do, as it's the tallest bridge in the United States and such an iconic structure", he told Daily Mail.
Before performing a stunt, he said, they made sure the road was clear. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District General Manager Dennis Mulligan had stern words for the duo.
"I have climbed tall buildings and cranes, but this is the coolest thing because it is so famous", he said.
In a Facetime conversation with ABC 7's Lyanne Melendez, Teatime says that he and pal Tommy Rector didn't come to San Francisco with this particular feat in mind.
According to authorities, the bridge was not damaged by the climbers, but the fact that this was able to occur at all - without anyone finding out about it for more than a month - is definitely a concern. Climbing the bridge is a misdemeanor that can carry punishment of a year in jail or a $10,000 fine. The California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation that also includes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) will be assessing the security on the bridge to propose the necessary amendments. "In case anyone bad or with bad intentions wants to try this", said Teatime in his interview with CBS. It's really tight. They have motion detectors, cameras. The two had nothing but a GoPro and posted that video to YouTube. Teatime told Caters Clips that "It was a tough climb and incredibly tiring, those cables get very steep".
During the video the pair hung precariously from one of the giant cables, did somersaults on it and balanced on one leg.
"All my friends and fellow climbers say it's awesome - 'Dude that is so sick, '" he said.
Clemens admitted that the daredevils' adventure "did not trigger any alarms, so the Golden Gate Bridge District's patrol was not aware of the activity at the time". "Guys, we've just made it to the top", says one of the teens in the video, adding, "It's so attractive up here".
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