Last month the climber Tommy Caldwell lived on a nylon ledge hung 1,200 feet up El Capitan, the massive sweep of granite that stands sentinel over Yosemite Valley, for more than two weeks.
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Tommy Caldwell has abandoned this year’s efforts to free-climb the Dawn Wall, the desperately hard line on the southeast face of El Capitan that he and Kevin Jorgeson have been attempting for several years.
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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.
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.