VIDEO: Dawn wall project, a status update

by Björn Pohl - UKC Jan/2014
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After having invested a total of eight seasons in the Dawn wall project on El Capitan in the Yosemite valley, "the hardest route never climbed", Kevin Jorgeson talks about the status of the project at the end of the 2013 season.

Although they have yet to redpoint two out of the three crux pitches, 14-15-16, all of which weigh in around 9a or so, Kevin seems cautiously confident this year could be the year.
To give you an idea, the one of the three Tommy Caldwell managed to do is probably the most difficult trad pitch ever climbed...

We are going to have to wait a while though as the Dawn Wall free climbing season doesn't begin until mid October or so.

Kevin Jorgeson is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Five Ten, Sterling Rope, adidas, asana, raw revolution and super feet

Tommy Caldwell is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Blue Water Ropes, Clif Bar, Climb On, La Sportiva, Patagonia and Revo Sunglasses


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