After that super productive government shutdown kept our national parks closed for over two weeks, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson and Chris Sharma1 made their way to the Valley for another season of efforts to free a line up the Dawn Wall2 on El Cap.
With the delayed start it remains to be seen if they will have enough time on the route before the weather shuts the season down3, but that hasn’t stopped the team from putting in some good work thus far. Here’s a series of photo and video updates posted by Kevin Jorgeson to his Facebook page that’ll give you a glimpse of their progress thus far. What does everyone think, will this be the year the Dawn Wall gets freed??
- Jonathan Siegrist, who had intended on being part of the team this season, made a power move to the East Coast during the shutdown and chose to remain there the rest of the season ↩
- Complete with its own Twitter account this year ↩
- Previous years’ attempts have ended around November 20th in 2010 and November 22nd in 2011 ↩