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Tommy Caldwell and Pitch 15

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of The Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Watch Tommy climb pitch 15 at the grade of 5.14c in this first footage released by the film crew on the wall. Dawn Wall News
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North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Fine Jade

Epic TV will be doing a series on North America’s 50 Classic Climbs as found in Steve Roper and Allen Steck’s book, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. The book was published in 1979. No one has climbed all 50 routes. Canadian Nancy Hansen has climbed the most with
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Dawn Wall Through the Eyes of Tom Evans

Tom Evans is the man behind the El Cap Report. During Yosemite’s peak season, his daily reports are the go-to resource for anyone wanting to know who is climbing what on El Cap. In late December, he started his “special” off-season reports to cover the Dawn
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New 11-Pitch Red Rocks Route: Bromancing the Stone

Red Rocks is a popular destination in January because the south facing sandstone walls are warm enough to climb. Chris Weidner and Jon Glassberg climbed a new 400-metre 5.10d on Jan. 8, and called it Bromancing the Stone. Bromancing the Stone This route is on the east face of the
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Dawn Wall, Bigger Than Ever

In the days after the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, nearly every news outlet has covered the story in one way or another. After the 1970 first ascent of Dawn Wall by Warren Harding and Dean Campbell, few outside of the climbing crowd
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The 50th Anniversary of Fitz Roy’s Supercanaleta

On Jan. 15, 1965, Carlos Comesana and Jose Luis Fonrouge made the first ascent of the Supercanaleta on Fitz Roy. Comesana and Fonrouge’s ascent was the second of Fitz Roy, after the first ascent in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. Supercanaleta Topo
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Moab: Climbing Banned in Some Areas

Utah’s Moab is a must-climb area if you’re into splitter sandstone. This week, it was announced that some walls are now off limits. The Bureau Of Land Management in Moab, placed a two-year ban on “roped activities,” effectively putting a stop to ziplining, highlining,
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History Made, Dawn Wall Freed

After nearly eight years of work and a final 19-day-push, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have free-climbed the Dawn Wall. “As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do
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Dawn Wall: Four Pitches to go! Summit Day?

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson might complete their Dawn Wall climb today, Jan. 14, after nearly 20 days on the wall. **WATCH LIVE NOW** Progress Gripped’s editor, Brandon Pullan, has had a line to the valley for the last few weeks. This morning, Tom Evans, told him that
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Dawn Wall: The Final Push

After nearly three weeks on El Capitan, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are two-thirds up the Dawn Wall. The first 20 pitches of the Dawn Wall are behind the now-famous El Cap climbers, which North American media is trying to understand. News on the Dawn Wall Kevin Jorgeson
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