Climbers Archives: Kevin Jorgeson

The Dawn Wall Push: Pitch 15

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The Dawn Wall Push: Days 11-13

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The Dawn Wall Push: Days 09 – 10

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Tommy Caldwell Completes Last 5.14 Pitch Of Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell completes the final 5.14 pitch of the Dawn Wall

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Dawn Wall Project Goes Mainstream

The efforts by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson to free climb a route up El Capitan’s Dawn Wall is really blowing up with much of the climbing world and now even the New York Times taking notice in this article by John Branch1.  The piece does a reasonably good job of conveying what is going on, and it includes this quote from Caldwell that I really liked:

“This is my Moby-Dick, for sure,” he said. “For me, it’s just a fascination with the epic journey. I’ve always been a fan of stories of big journeys. And it’s a question of curiosity. I love to play with my physical and mental limits and see how far I can push them, and I just love to dream big. And this project fulfills all those things.”

As for the current status of the big push to free the Dawn Wall, Tommy has succeeded through a variation of the “Dyno Pitch” which is roughly Pitch 15 1/2.  Kevin has been stymied by the last difficult traverse pitch, Pitch 15, but they are resting up and he hopes to give it another go here soon.  Stay tuned…

  1.  As always with these kinds of mainstream articles, read the comments at your own peril
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The Dawn Wall Push: Day 8

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The Dawn Wall Push: Day 6

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