The Impossible is Possible, El Capitan’s Dawn Wall Climbers Reach Top
The impossible has been made possible by free climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on the 19th day of the conquest, the free climbers successfully reached the summit of “The Dawn Wall”.
It was the first ascent of the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall in a single expedition with the use of only hands and feet to pull climbers up — a challenge long considered impossible. Ropes were merely safety devices to break the occasional fall, NY times reported.
Several agencies from across the world were this history getting unfolded, ,in 1970, simply trying to reach the summit of El Capitan, by any means, was considered a worthy goal. Climbing techniques, equipment, and levels of skill were still quite rudimentary compared to today. In 1970, for example, no one would’ve ever believed that El Capitan could be free climbed reported National Geographic Channel.