Online Influencer Climbs To Top Of MSG Sphere Las Vegas
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested a man at the MSG Sphere Las Vegas. He calls himself the “pro-life Spiderman,” after he climbed the Sphere on Wednesday.
Illegally Climbing The Sphere For A Purpose
Maison Des Champs, who’s in his 20s, decided to climb the MSG Sphere here in Las Vegas for an interesting reason. If you’re wondering why he decided to climb it today, it’s pretty obvious.
The Super Bowl is in town and thousands of people are flocking to our city to be a part of it. It’s the perfect time to get people’s attention. Maison, who’s a conservative ant-abortion activist, said he scales skyscrapers and buildings to, “raise money for women in crisis pregnancies,” his Instagram said.
According to social media posts from Des Champ accounts, it suggested that he climbed the Sphere to raise money for a woman named “Isabel” to “cancel her abortion on February 10th,” according to the donation site linked to Des Champs page.
So far, the donation page has raised almost $22,000 of the $25,000 goal. Des Champs was later detained by authorities. Two other people who were on the ground were also arrested. They were a part of an activist group supporting him, according from social media posts from the activist group’s page.
How Did Des Champs Climb The Sphere?
If you walk up close to the Sphere, you can see that they made it easy for someone to do such a thing. With it’s puck-sized LED lights that are strategically placed to create a bubble-shaped screen, it kind of looks like those domed jungle gyms that are at parks or schools. In multiple videos of the incident, you can see Des Champs climbing the sphere similarly to how a rock climber scales a structure. He used the LED lights as support for his hands and feet.
Des Champs was taken to Clark County Detention Center. He is being charged with destroying property that is more than $5,000. Also charged with conspiracy to destroy private property and his bail is set at $8,000.
Will this be the last time he climbs a building? Most likely not. And even though it’s illegal and dangerous, he at least is doing it for a good cause.