Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell have established a 15-pitch trad route, The Shining (5.13+), on the Diamond Face on Mt. Louis in the Canadian Rockies.
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Due to a freak winter storm Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have abandoned the Mescalito project on El Capitan in Yosemite.
After three years of planning and months of pitch-by-pitch reconnaissance work, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have begun their official bid to free climb the Dawn Wall on El Cap. Caldwell and Jorgeson’s 33-pitch line will be arguably the hardest of its kind in the Yosemite Valley.
As of yesterday, Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell are back in Yosemite for their second assault of Mescalito, a climb that, when it goes free, will set a new standard for multi-pitch routes.