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Kevin Jorgeson Sends Pitch 15

Kevin Jorgeson has climbed the last 5.14d pitch on the Dawn Wall. The world was watching and the media waiting to see if Jorgeson would send the last of the hardest pitches.

The Dawn Wall crux traverse pitches
The Dawn Wall crux traverse pitches

Jorgeson had been battling the pitch for nearly a week. As Caldwell has freed beyond the 5.13 pitches past pitch 20, everyone was rooting for Jorgeson to not only finish the climb with Caldwell, but to free the route.

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He is not through the difficulties as another 5.14 awaits, but the 5.14d traverses are over. The next pitch is the dyno pitch that Caldwell climbed a variation on, calling it the Loop Pitch, which divided pitch 16 into two.

Watch this video of earlier attempts on the dyno:

The Dawn Wall: Episode 2 from Rock & Ice on Vimeo.

Caldwell sends the Loop pitch

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Kevin Jorgeson Photo Corey Rich
Kevin Jorgeson on a previous attempt of pitch 15 Photo Corey Rich