Two Climbers Scale 3000ft Up The Hardest Route In The World
Two men are making history by climbing the hardest route in the world using
just their hands. The two free climbers, 30-year-old Kevin Jorgeson and
36-year-old Tommy Caldwell are climbing the El Capitan which is a 3,000-foot
tall granite monolith located in Yosemite National Park, California.
The El Capitan has been scaled before however the two climbers are taking the
dawn wall route which is considered by many people to be the hardest route in
Scaling the El Capitan is no easy task as the ropes you see in the pictures only
serve as a safety aid. The sharp surface of the rock causes cuts on fingers of
the climbers which means Jorgeson and Caldwell must take frequent rests by
pitching a tent that sits suspended in the air resting against the rock face.
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Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell will be making history by becoming the first
to free climb a vertical rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 January 2015 )