"Blue is Bad." Rain grounds the Dawn Wall team so the production crew takes a magical mystery tour, from river to rim, in this visual homage to Yosemite Valley.
Kevin wages an all-out assault on the first traverse pitch (pitch 14, 5.14). After many days spread over five years, he finally can execute and link all the moves, and will soon be ready for a redpoint "burn."
One-thousand feet up the wall, at hanging "Basecamp 1," Kevin assesses his progress, declaring that, "We can do this thing!" Lyrical action footage strikes his narration to life.
Adidas athlete Carlo Traversi joins Kevin Jorgesen as he does work on the first 5.14 traversing pitch, roughly 1,500 feet up the wall. Can Kevin unlock the sequence on these critical traverse sections, and finally mount a push to climb the entire route free?
With Tommy Caldwell sidelined with a rib injury, Adidas athlete Kevin Jorgesen perseveres on his attempt to free climb the Dawn Wall Project. Recruiting reliable belayers is sure to be challenging.
Tommy Caldwell suffers a painful rib injury when a haulbag connected to his harness falls 200 feet. After receiving treatment in the Yosemite clinic, Caldwell heads back to Colorado, his Dawn Wall hopes dashed for 2013.
Dawn Wall veterans Kevin Jorgesen and Tommy Caldwell are joined by sport climber Chris Sharma. The trio warm up on the lower pitches, then take a run at the first crux: An "eight-and-a-half-foot, sideways dyno."
Adidas Outdoor USA athlete Kevin Jorgeson schlepps loads and fixes ropes on El Capitan prior to his free attempt on the Dawn Wall: "The hardest route never climbed."
Tommy Caldwell's mega project on the Dawn Wall of El Capitan has been his primary focus for the past five years but his quiet life in Estes Park, CO during the off-season is far from dull. Sit down with Tommy as he talks about some of his other hobbies, training for the Dawn Wall with high end bouldering and the introduction of his new son Fitz.
Alex Honnold schreibt über das Video: Cool video of personal hero Tommy Caldwell establishing the hardest route on the Diamond. And for those interested, the comments on the video are sort of a funny side story: Cedar Wright had previously posted a much worse version of this video which got quite a bit of hate. By popular demand he recut it as a much more fitting tribute to Tommy's proud effort. Props to both of them for putting good climbing clips out there for us to enjoy.
Tommy Caldwell's dad introduced him to rock climbing at the age of three - and by 16, Tommy was a world champion. For the last five years, Tommy has been attempting to climb a shear 3000-foot rock face that many consider the most difficult free climb ever attempted. How do you stay motivated on such a climb? See how Tommy brings the encouragement of his friends, family and fans along for the ride.
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