VIDEO: Yosemite Big Walls with Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein

by Nick Brown - UKC Jul/2017
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Last November, Jorg Verhoeven made the first repeat of Tommy Caldwell's Dihedral Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite. Caldwell first climbed the route in 2004 and for many years was considered the hardest multi-pitch climb in the valley, with several pitches between 8a+ and 8b+.

After his ascent, Jorg said: '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 originally climbed with aid in 1962 by Ed Cooper, Jim Baldwin and Glen Denny and given a grade of VI 5.8 A3.

This film documents not only Jorg's ascent of Dihedral Wall, but also Katha Saurwein's ascent of The Final Frontier (5.13-), which incredibly was her first big wall...

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