[UPDATE:] The climber, identified only as Steve from Virginia, was grabbed and pulled into a window on the 20th floor by responders.
The route has been dubbed Suction Aid Route (C4 R 1,388 feet) on Mountain Project: "...by
the time you hit the 10th floor a crowd will join and the NYPD would have put an airbag below you (Thus the R and not X rating)."
A man is currently climbing the exterior of Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue between East 56th and 57th Streets in New York City. Police have blocked off
the street and staged a massive airbag below. Responders have cut a hole in a window above the climber in an attempt to reach him and stop his progress,
and a window-washing platform blocks his escape to the left.
The man started climbing shortly after 4 p.m. local time. He is using aiders and a harness attached to four high-strength suction cups, and he carries
a fifth. Recent reports place the man above the 17th floor. His motive behind the stunt is unknown.
Message to Mr. Trump (why I climbed your tower):
Although not confirmed, the man in this video is likely Steve the Trump Tower aid climber.
The Aid Climbing Rant:
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