Path of Resistance Climbing Video: Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on El Capitan’s hardest climb

Black Diamond climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson attempt to free El Capitan’s hardest climb, (linking up sections of the Dawn Wall and Mescalito. Check out Tommy Caldwell’s Path of resistance essay. Two months of trying to free climb the hardest route on El Cap, here are some videos of what it looks like.

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When is a rock climb too hard, the holds too small, the cracks too thin? Black Diamond athletes Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson pushed those physical and mental boundaries to the limit this past fall when they spent nearly two months attempting to free a line on El Capitan’s southeast face, a 900-meter route (linking up sections of the Dawn Wall and Mescalito) that is likely the hardest big wall free climb in the world, mind-bogglingly stacked with numerous 5.14 pitches.

To read Tommy’s essay about the effort and see exclusive images from the climb, go to: http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/athletes/path-of-resistance–tommy-caldwell-and-kevin-jorgeson-attempt-the-first-ascent-of-el-caps-hardest-free-climb

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  • dan says:

    Caldewell rocks, and climbing with four fingers on one hand makes him that much more hardcore. I really enjoy watching him climb and reading about his progressions.

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