Free Climbers Successfully Conquer El Capitan's 3,000 FT Dawn Wall
Kevin Jogeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Colorado have done what was considered impossible. With years a training behind them they set out to rock climb the world's most difficult wall, El Capitan's Dawn Wall. What's even more impressive is they 'free climbed' which means they used safety ropes and harnesses to prevent deadly falls, but did not use ropes or climbing aids to reach the top. It took the duo 19 days to reach the top. With some trials and falls they never lost hope and ambition. They are the first to free climb every inch of the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall in a single expedition. Until now, it was considered impossible. Well, these adventurers certainly put that rumor to rest. Their family and friends were waiting for them at the top of the climb when they finished their journey at 3:25pm on the 19th day. These men set out to make history. Successfully doing so, they now live on to tell their tales of one of the most difficult real-life adventures to ever be had.
For more stories like this check out Jes Meiris- the girl who smashed a record for climbing the same El Capitan Dawn Wall. While not free climbing like the daring thrill seekers above, she still completed an impressive record breaking climb in 27 hours. Read more about her journey HERE.
H/T USA Today