Archive | Traditional Climbing RSS feed for this section

Women`s Speed Record on El Capitan | Mayan Smith-Gobat & Libby Sauter | Yosemite

GD Star Rating
loading...

New York Times Profiles Tommy Caldwell

John Branch also profiled Tommy Caldwell for the New York Times:

Whatever part inside of Tommy Caldwell that made him attempt the seemingly impossible — a free climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall — might have been born in 2000 when he and three others were kidnapped by militants while climbing in the Pamir-Alai range of Kyrgyzstan. They escaped after six days on the run when Caldwell shoved an armed guard over a cliff.

Or it might have come shortly after, when Caldwell severed his left index finger with a table saw during a home renovation.

· Comments { 0 } · Climbers { 1 } · Areas { 0 }
  1. No Areas associated with this post

New York Times Profiles Kevin Jorgeson

John Branch has been doing some really good pieces about the Dawn Wall for the New York Times, and this profile on Kevin Jorgeson is no exception.  Of note is Jorgeson’s comments on his battle with Pitch 15:

After Jorgeson failed on several attempts [on Pitch 15] in the middle of last week, he texted one word to Becker, his girlfriend: “Devastated.” His next text said he did not want to be known as the man who almost climbed the Dawn Wall.

He rested his fingers, waiting for his skin to heal over two days, before embarking on another attempt on Friday afternoon. In the back of his mind, he knew that if he failed again, he would most likely end his quest in deference to Caldwell.

Sure looks like Kevin Jorgeson is going to be known as the man who did climb the Dawn Wall.  Awesome stuff.

· Comments { 0 } · Climbers { 1 } · Areas { 0 }
  1. No Areas associated with this post

The Dawn Wall Push: Day 14

GD Star Rating
loading...

The Dawn Wall Push: Pitch 15

GD Star Rating
loading...

The Dawn Wall Push: Days 11-13

GD Star Rating
loading...

The Dawn Wall Push: Days 09 – 10

GD Star Rating
loading...