Video: Dawn Wall seen through the eyes of Kevin Jorgeson
The video of the first free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, seen through the eyes of Kevin Jorgeson who, on 14 January and after 19 days of climbing, completed the ascent together with Tommy Caldwell.
Four months after the monumental first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite at the hands of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, here is the firsthand documentary account by Jorgeson himself. Years of efforts, discoveries, doubts culminated in the successful 19 day push from 27 December 2014 to 14 January 2015, now distilled into a little less than half an hour.
15/01/2015 - Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan
On 14 January 2015, after 19 days on the wall and years of efforts, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the historic first free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA. Almost 1000m high and with two pitches graded 5.14d (9a), this is probably the hardest big wall in the world.