Watch the last minutes of the historic first free climb of the Dawn Wall route on Yosemite’s El Cap. We’re cheering for you, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Joregeson!
We know this:
* There are about 40 people on top of El Cap waiting.
* Kevin’s father is there. Kevin’s friends are there. They brought bottles of champagne and have already started drinking.
* Kevin’s girlfriend, Jacqui, has been reportedly in and out of tears
* Currently, Tommy just finished pitch 30, the last 5.13 pitch. Kevin is following now. Two more pitches remain. Both easier. They can see the summit from their position
More coverage coming soon.
Last post from Tommy Caldwell on Instagram:
In another inspiring battle late into the night Kevin managed to send pitches 18, 19, and 20. Clouds swirled all around It was truly a surreal scene. Tomorrow we leave our bacecamp and blast towards the top. With some luck we will be standing on top in a couple days. I an excited to walk on flat ground again although I am sure I will truly miss this experience. Great photo of what has been out home for the past 17 nights @coreyrichproductions @bigupclimbing.