Home page Planetmountain.com

arrowNewsarrowTommy Caldwell, Dawn Wall updates

Tommy Caldwell's portaledge tents beneath the first snow in autumn 2011 on El Capitan, Yosemite.
Photo by archive Caldwell

Tommy Caldwell, Dawn Wall updates

18.11.2011 by Planetmountain

The latest updates about Tommy Caldwell, currently engaged in his demanding attempt to free the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

The last time we left him, Tommy Caldwell had just sent the first 10 pitches and was climbing rapidly on his Dawn Wall project. But things then changed: he started to tackle the crux pitches and, as if these immense difficulties weren't enough, he also had to reckon with the weather, first snowfall and rain which ground progress to a halt while he waited out the storm.

The real problem however is pitch 13, the same one which had stopped him and Kevin Jorgeson last year and after a series of attempts (and new partners in the form of his father and also Kelly Cordess) the American heavy heartily abandoned his single-push attempt, abseiled down into the valley and recharged his batteries.

Now though he is up on El Capitan once again, attempting number 13 which for some is unlucky while for others represents a truly magical number. We, along with his 4000+ fans on facebook, look forward to this positive magic!

Share this page

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
FORUM
CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments
  • Campanile di Val Montanaia - Via Normale
    Per precisazione:"la sosta a spit" si incontra sul secondo t ...
    2014-10-20 / francesco gherlenda
  • Evergreen
    Ho salito la via questa estate e naturalmente ci siamo conge ...
    2014-10-20 / francesco gherlenda
  • Rataplan
    Ripetizione del 20.09.2014L1 6c bella fessura non banale pe ...
    2014-09-23 / oscar meloni
  • Via Paola
    ripetuta per la quarta volta, mi sento di proporre questi gr ...
    2014-09-01 / Niccol%C3%B2 Antonello