Google Maps is treading on new ground by taking its horizontal view mapping system 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Among the country’s five best mountain climbing destinations are the highest point in North America and one of the world’s most famous natural landmarks.
American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.
Two climbers conquered the once-seemingly impossible challenge of scaling a sheer slab of granite in California’s Yosemite National Park without climbing aids by reaching the top of the 3,000-foot peak.
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After a week-long battle with El Capitan’s razor thin ledges, 30-year old Kevin Jorgeson conquered Pitch-15, and was rewarded with a supply of whiskey and other goods for the remainder of the climb.
Hands torn and bleeding, the second of two men attempting a grueling climb up a half-mile of sheer granite in California’s Yosemite National Park cleared one of the ascent’s most difficult stretches after days of failed attempts and waiting.
A pair of free climbers took to Yosemite’s El Capitan’ Dawn Wall on December 27th. It’s been called the hardest rock climb in the world, but there may be hope on the horizon for the adventurers who might be days away from finishing their ascent.
The edge between victory and defeat is a few skin cells, and it appears one of the climbers on Yosemite’s El Capitan is losing the battle.
Two thrill-seekers in Yosemite National Park are trying to tackle one of the toughest climbs in the world, CBS This Morning reports.