After five days on the wall, Jorg Verhoeven has made the first repeat of Tommy Caldwell's Dihedral wall, on El Capitan, Yosemite.
Dihedral wall was first free climbed by Tommy Caldwell in 2004, and with several pitches between 8a+ and 8b+, it was for a long time regarded as the most difficult multi-pitch climb in the valley.
After an exhausting 5 day push I managed to make the first repeat 12 years after Tommy Caldwell put this beast up. 14a crux, two 13d's, three 13c's, three 13b's, a 12+ off width and the rest filled with 5.12 climbing. All slabs and pin scarred dihedrals...
The ~800m route was put up by Ed Cooper, Jim Baldwin and Glen Denny in 1962 and was given VI 5.8 A3.
Jorg Verhoeven is one of the most accomplished allround climbers in the world having won the overall WC in lead 2008, redpointed 9a, onsighted 8b+, bouldered ~8B+ and free climbed The Nose.
Jorg Verhoeven is sponsored by: La Sportiva, Marmot and Petzl
Kendal Mountain Festival 2016
Jorg is going to be at Kendal talking about his recent exploits on El Capitan and it promises to be a funny, exciting and unmissable event! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
Kendal Mountain Festival is by far the largest and most varied event of its type in the world - it is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK.
'Kendal' is one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world. It is an internationally-known event, attracting film premieres from around the globe. Film makers, TV producers, adventurers, climbers and world-class lecturers gather to take part in four packed days of the very best films, speakers, books and exhibitions covering all aspects of mountain and adventure sports culture. It is also the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and 2016 will be our 17th straight year.
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