El Capitan! A 3,000 foot Granite Monolith inside of California’s National Park is known as one of the most fun and toughest climbs in the world. Sparking the interest of two professional climbing partners; Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are currently half-way through a free-climb (not free solo) the vertical face of the Dawn Wall.. A task that’s never been completed.
The journey is expected to take about 20 days and they are spending all of that time, hanging out, literally, on the wall.
Tommy Caldwell has spent six years working to free climb The Dawn Wall, on the 3,000 foot El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, CA. Along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, Caldwell is currently half way up the wall, hoping to succeed on the hardest big wall free climb in the world.
In this bonus clip from the new film Valley Uprising, Tommy describes his Dawn Wall obsession, and the parallels with one of Yosemite’s pioneers, Warren Harding, who first aid climbed the route in 1970.