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Tommy Caldwell frees the Dawn Wall!

After seven years, and a final push that lasted a solid 19 days, the Dawn Wall has been free climbed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

“So proud of these guys!! ” posted Alex Honnold on Instagram. “So, so psyched!! ”

Honnold was among the friends and family of the climbers waiting at the top of El Cap.

While viewers from around the globe tuned in for a live feed, which showed Jorgeson and Caldwell climbing the final four pitches, history was made. Caldwell led the final pitch with Jorgeson following, and the two embraced on the summit of El Cap with the climbing world watching. Now, the Dawn Wall, a 32-pitch big-wall route with 7 pitches of 5.14 (two clocking in at a desperate 5.14d), will likely be touted as the hardest rock climb in the world.

By Chris Parker, Rock & Ice Magazine


Rocktoberfest 2013. The best climbing event ever!
This year’s event was a HUGE success!! Plan now for 2014!!

Rocktoberfest helps fund the Red River Gorge Climber’s Coalition and Access Fund so it is great to come out and support these wonderful groups.

If you are a climber (or you want to graduate from bouldering to rope climbing) and did not attend you really missed out. There are great opportunities for clinics, Great vendor participation, and Excellent climbing. Come out and rope up!

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