Tag Archive: Rock Climbing


El Capitan: Yosemite Duo Complete World’s Toughest Climb

 

 

 

 

” Two climbers in California’s Yosemite national park made history on Wednesday, reaching the summit of what has been called the world’s hardest rock climb.

  After weeks of herculean effort, Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, scaled the half-mile section of exposed granite known as the Dawn Wall on El Capitan peak.

  Upon clambering over the final ledge they paused, looked at each other and raised their arms in triumph.

  People watching from the park and online via a live feed hailed the feat, completed just after 3.30pm local time, as thrilling and inspirational.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “ In a time full of terrible events those dudes getting up the side of El Capitan is pretty bloody awesome!” said one typical tweet.

“ It’s incredible that we all were just able to witness one of the greatest feats in climbing history,” marvelled another.

  The pair made the 3,000ft ascent in what has been billed as the wall’s first free climb, using only natural rock holds for hands and feet. Rope was used only to arrest falls.”

 

The Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Capitan’s Dawn Wall: ‘Hardest Climb In The World’ Attempt

 

 

 

 

 

” Two US climbers may be on the verge of completing the hardest rock climb in the world.

  Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are attempting to conquer the imposing 3,000-foot high El Capitan peak in Yosemite, California.

  They are climbing El Capitan via the Dawn Wall side of the rock formation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This is by far the toughest route to the top, with a smooth, marble-like surface offering almost no cracks or protrusions to grip.

  And they are doing it without the aid of ropes.”

 

Read more and see regular updates on the climber’s progress at The Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women Strip Off To Rock Climb Completely Naked In Stunning Landscapes Across U.S. And The World

Perilous: This woman expertly clings on to a rock completely naked with no climbing equipment. The professional climber was posing for a calendar, Stone Nudes, put together annually by Dean Fidelman

 

 

” It can be a dangerous sport at the best of times, so spare a thought for these professional climbers who posed completely naked in a variety of perilous positions for a calendar photoshoot. 

  These striking images show the women posing without any equipment in some of the most sensational landscapes across the United States and the world.

  Adventure photographer Dean Fidelman, from San Fernando Valley, California, travelled to Colorado, Spain, Argentina, Thailand and other exotic locations to complete the ‘Stone Nudes’ calendar.”

   The story continues and should the reader be so inclined , the original , uncensored photos may be seen at the photographer’s website where you can also buy the calendar and his book .