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Activist Scales The Sphere in Las Vegas Prior to Super Bowl LVIII

Activist Scales The Sphere in Las Vegas Prior to Super Bowl LVIII

The activist dubbed “Pro-life Spiderman” was arrested for scaling the Las Vegas Sphere four days ahead of the Super Bowl. 

Maison Des Champs, 24, free-climbed the 366-foot building on Feb. 7. A post on Let Them Live says Des Champs pulled his latest stunt to stop a woman identified as Isabel from having an abortion. 

The man has been climbing skyscrapers for several years. He claims he does so to raise money for anti-abortion causes, according to USA Today

Pro-life Spiderman brought a large crowd to the scene when he summited the Las Vegas Sphere, which is the largest spherical structure in the world. Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrested and booked him at Clark County Detention Center. Des Champs was officially charged with destroying property and conspiracy to destroy private property. The publication noted that he was not listed as an inmate on Thursday. So he may have been released on bail. 

Activist May Have Caused Over $100,000 in Damages to the Las Vegas Sphere

An arrest report obtained by KTNV Las Vegas shared that an engineer was inside the Las Vegas Sphere when Des Champs began his climb. The engineer asked the activist “how he was doing” and Des Champs said, “he was okay.” The engineer tracked him until he reached the top, where police “decided to meet Des Champs.”

Live For Music reported that Des Champs caused $100,000 in damages to the Las Vegas Sphere. A rep with the structure explained that it is made of 58 million lights arranged into 1.2 million “pucks.” 

“The lights are on a track called carriers, which are made of aluminum and are not rated to hold a person’s body weight,” they said. “Since the parts are so delicate, the report states Sphere officials do repair work from inside the venue and not from the Exosphere.”

Officials aren’t certain of the exact repair costs as of yet, but they say $100,000 is a low estimate.