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VIDEO: Climbing The Nose - Jorg Verhoeven's Free Ascent

In October 2014, Jorg Verhoeven spent one month in Yosemite Valley, California with one goal in mind -  to make a free ascent of The Nose (5.14), on El Capitan, arguably one of the world's most famous and sought-after climbs.

In this excellent video by Louder Than Eleven productions, Jorg explains what keeps people from climbing this iconic route free and shows his stubborn determination in figuring out the hardest pitches. Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill narrate this inspiring story of determination and perseverance that ultimately leads to the 5th free ascent of The Nose.

Read a UKC interview with Jorg about freeing The Nose.

Jorg is sponsored by: La Sportiva, Marmot and Petzl



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