Free climbing El Capitan's Dawn Wall
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Corey Rich / Aurora Photos
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Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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On the Dawn Wall, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson typically waited till dark, when it’s cool, to climb the hardest moves in order to give themselves every opportunity for success. Here, Kevin Jorgeson works the moves of pitch 15, rated 5.14d, which took him 10 days and 11 tries before he finally succeeded. After spending 19 days on the wall, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park for their historic first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on January 14, 2015.
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