Yosemite National Park
When climber Kevin Jorgeson was stalled for days about halfway up the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan, he suggested that his partner Tommy Caldwell go on without him to finish an historic free-climb of the world famous granite monolith.
American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is congratulating an Estes Park climber who scaled a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park.
Colorado rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop the ledge of the 3,000-foot vertical wall of El Capitan in the glow of the afternoon sun, followed minutes later by Kevin Jorgeson.
A pair of Americans completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb Wednesday, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000-foot vertical wall on El Capitan,
A Colorado climber and his partner who are vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale a sheer granite face in California’s Yosemite National Park are almost to the top.
One of two climbers attempting a grueling assent up a half-mile of sheer granite in California’s Yosemite National Park is making a push to catch his partner.
Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa, California, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Colorado are two weeks into what is billed as the first free climb of the vertical Dawn Wall to reach the 3,000-foot summit of El Capitan.
Two men — one is from Colorado — are attempting what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world.
A Colorado man and his climbing partner are halfway through what’s dubbed the most difficult rock climb in the world.