Jorgeson and Caldwell are making headlines after committing to one of the toughest climbing tasks of all time: free climbing the 3,000-foot-high Dawn Wall, which is located at the Yosemite National Park in California.
Both daredevils are attached to safety ropes to avoid any tragic repercussions should they fall, but they aren’t using any to aid their ascent. Instead, they’re using their bare hands to scale the incredibly steep mountain wall.
According to the Huffington Post
, Jorgeson and Caldwell have already attempted this climb two other times, but failed because it’s almost impossible.
Despite that, they’re back at it! They’ve been documenting their journey up the massive rock on their social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram, for about a week now, and they’ve already completed half of their journey.
That’s right, they’ve been sleeping in tents dangling above the ground for about a week.
Luckily for them, they have cell phone service and can watch Netflix in their tents during their downtime.
Their greatest struggle has been growing skin back on their fingertips so they can continue their climb. It’s not easy!
As for food, other rock climbers use ropes to ascend the Dawn Wall to drop off supplies.
Meet Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, two daring rock climbers who recently committed to free climbing the 3,000-foot-high Dawn Wall in California.
It hasn’t been easy — they’re climbing one of Yosemite National Park’s main attractions using just their bare hands. It’s the hardest rock climb in the world.
They sleep in hanging tents at night. Imagine waking up 1,500 feet in the air!
They also get to watch Netflix when they’re not climbing.
Other ambitious climbers, who are using ropes to get up the wall, deliver food to the daredevil duo.
When their determination to finish the climb kicks in, Netflix and food have to wait!
They’re about halfway done with the climb. Follow their trail on Facebook!
Check out their epic journey below for a closer look: