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Tommy Caldwell while climbing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite Valley
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Kevin Jorgeson high on the Dawn Wall El Capitan, Yosemite, January 2015.
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Tommy Caldwell climbing the Dawn Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite
Photo by Brett Lowell / Red Bull Content Pool
Tommy Caldwell seen after climbing the Dawn Wall during the filming of the movie The Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley, CA, United States in January, 2015.
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Great Wide Open #1 with Tommy Caldwell

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The first episode of the Great Wide Open directed by Jared Leto explores the life of American climber and mountaineer Tommy Caldwell.

Great Wide Open is a series of 6 short films, directed by Jared Leto, that celebrates America's National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them. The first focuses on Yosemite with guide par excellence Tommy Caldwell, the man who in 2015 freed The Dawn Wall on El Capitan, ie. the hardest big wall in the world. Caldwell talks about the "most magical periods of my life", but also about that overwhelming series of events that when he was 21 changed his life forever...

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