Tommy Caldwell has now managed to redpoint the 1st traverse pitch on the Dawn wall/Mescalito project on El Capitan, Yosemite. This means all the hardest pitches have now been freed. It goes!
After Kevin Jorgeson fell on the last move on this the 14th pitch, Tommy managed to get one move further and complete the pitch,commenting on Instagram:
Oh my goodness!!! After six years I finally sent this beast of a pitch. Inspired by Keven's fight to the death near miss. This officially means all the hard individual pitches have been redpointed. I am so psyched my hands are shaking!
The team plans to make their attempt to climb the whole route in one push some time in December. This means they will have to climb three ~9a pitches back to back, the third of which, the one with the unbelievable sideways dyno, Tommy still hasn't been able to do.
Kevin has done that one, but still struggles with both of the traverse pitches, though he, as mentioned above, is extremely close on the first one.
If they succeed it will certainly be one of the biggest climbing feats of all time.
Yet somewhere, someone is saving it for the onsight...