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El Capitan: Climbers Attempt to Scale Daunting Wall With No Ascent Aid

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 06:15 PM

Veteran rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are chronicling on social media their attempt to free-climb the Dawn Wall route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Jorgenson, 30, and Caldwell, 36, hope to become the first to free-climb the Dawn Wall, using ropes only for safety in a fall but not to aid their ascent.

On Wednesday, Jorgeson was batting injured fingers while Caldwell continued to ascend the 3,000-foot El Capitan, The New York Times said.

Caldwell posted well wishes to his climbing partner on Instagram.



Jorgeson also posted an update to Instagram.



The climbers were about 1,500 feet from the top of the Dawn Wall on Wednesday and could reach the top by the weekend.

The Dawn Wall is regarded as the world’s longest, most difficult free climb.

Twitter users followed the climbers’ progress online.







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Veteran rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are chronicling on social media their attempt to free-climb the Dawn Wall route on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
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