YouTube daredevil Peter Teatime and his exploring pal, Tommy Rector, shared jaw-dropping footage of themselves doing tricks as they climbed the iconic Californian bridge.
Teatime, identified as an 18-year-old from Wisconsin, called the climb "one of the craziest experiences of my life!"
As if standing at the height of 746ft wasn't enough of a thrill, the daring duo chose to dangle their entire 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.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the stunt and the climbers could face misdemeanor trespassing charges and fines, said Mulligan, the bridge's general manager. "Where these individuals were and what they were engaged in could not have harmed the bridge, so it did not trigger alarms".
"But for any explorer the Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must-do, as it's the tallest bridge in the U.S. and such an iconic structure", he told Daily Mail. In 2012, a man climbed the suspension cables of the bridge, and in 2008, three protesters hung a "Free Tibet" sign from the top of the bridge. I don't want to say too much about how we got passed security ...
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.
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One climber appeared to be holding on to the cables as they sprinted toward one of the bridge's main towers. Two teens recently did a unsafe stunt by climbing the Golden Gate Bridge without any safety gear and the video which has now gone viral is terrifying and risky.
The death-defying adventure was not taken lightly by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
"The reckless behavior of the individuals who performed this stunt does not distract from this fact", Clemens said.
"The Golden Gate Bridge is not an amusement park ride", officials said during the press conference.
Authorities are now looking at ways to safeguard the bridge as well as to boost security to ensure similar acts don't occur in the future, Locati said. "You will get caught, I am in contact with authorities to make sure people wont climb this bridge!" "Our security systems are developed to keep people from harming the structure".