The reckless video shows the pair Peter Teatime and Tommy Rector climbing the bridge with the help of cables holding the structure.
Teatime, an 18-year-old from Allenton Wisconsin, said: 'It was a tough climb and incredibly tiring, those cables get very steep'.
The duo dangled off the tower's ledge with only their fingertips latched onto the thin railing, pulled off a couple somersaults and even snapped a selfie shot while standing on top of the tower's highest point.
In case you're wondering, climbing the Golden Gate is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. They were on the bridge for about an hour, he said.
Teatime and Rector snuck down the Marin Headlands, along the bridge, and once the sun set, climbed the bridge's suspension stays from the shore.
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"I'm so used to climbing, I don't get scared", the young climber said, adding his parents are aware of his climbing but that he keeps them in the dark on details.
"We don't want to hurt anybody else's property or put anyone else at risk", Teatime said. 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.
"Their behavior could have harmed motorists below", said Capt. Lisa Locati, who leads the Golden Gate Bridge patrol.
Bridge District General Manager Denis Mulligan gave a press conference alongside the CHP Tuesday explaining that the teens were successful because they weren't sneaking around any particularly vulnerable spots on the bridge - I guess structurally?
The bridge district did not know about the climb when it happened, and changes are underway in the "security infrastructure" and monitoring of the cameras and patrolling on the bridge, Clemens said. And he tells ABC 7 that he'd been happy to offer his consulting services to the bridge authority or Homeland Security to help them prevent other people from doing what he did.
Locati said the bridge's security system was "not created to protect thrill-seekers from harming themselves".