"the hardest route ever climbed"

In 2009, Kevin asked Tommy Caldwell if he needed a partner for his new project on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Over the next six years, Tommy and Kevin spent hundreds of days working out the pieces, failing constantly, but keeping the dream alive that one day, they might free climb this route.

On December 27, 2014, Kevin and Tommy started their "push," to leave the ground and not return until they either succeeded or were stormed off. 19 days later, they stood on top of El Capitan having completed what many are calling the hardest route ever climbed. 


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