All eyes are turned to El Capitan in Yosemite Valley these days while two climbers are making headway through the Dawn Wall. Thanks to Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Brett Lowell (photographer) and Corey Rich (photographer), we are able to see something we may never see again – The 3000 ft (900 m) free climbing ascent of the largest monolith granite rock block in the world located in Yosemite Valley. El Capitan is perhaps the most favorite of playgrounds for base jumpers, rock climbers and many more adventurers.
Follow the details of this story as described in National Geographic:
And let’s not forget the brave photographers alongside:
Lastly, for the ones interested in learning more about the history of climbing in Yosemite we highly recommend watching this movie: http://www.valleyuprising.com/index.php
See you at the top!
Photo courtesy: National Geographic and Corey Rich