SCALING rock faces is nothing for Maison Des Champs, who was arrested by police on May 4, 2022 for climbing the 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
The climb wasn’t the first free climb of a building in the metro area for a University of Nevada at Las Vegas student.
Who is Maison des Champs?
Maison Des Champs is a finance student at UNLV but is originally from Hartland, Michigan.
In August 2021, Des Champs claimed the 600-foot Aria Hotel in Las Vegas.
According to his website, he “fell in love with rock climbing right away” when he moved to California at 16.
His May 2022 stunt ended with him being handcuffed for two offenses: one for trespassing and one for resisting a police investigation.
What other buildings has Des Champs climbed on?
Des Champs was arrested again on Tuesday 14 June.
This time it was about climbing the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City.
It is the tallest building in the state at 50 stories and 844 feet tall.
The experienced climber did not use any safety equipment or climbing equipment.
He relied on climbing chalk to keep his footing.
His PR team, who were waiting below during his ascent, also said he recently climbed the New York Times building in New York City.
How does Des Champs prepare for his climbs?
Des Champs told a local news station that he planned his climb to Salesforce Tower months in advance.
The primary tool he used was Google Maps, which he used to evaluate the building and get an idea of his strategy.
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