| 2015-01-21 | admin |
Two men are making history by climbing the hardest route in the world using just their hands. The two free climbers, 30-year-old Kevin Jorgeson and 36-year-old Tommy Caldwell are climbing the El Capitan which is a 3,000-foot tall granite monolith located in Yosemite National Park, California.
Scaling the El Capitan is no easy task as the ropes you see in the pictures only serve as a safety aid. The sharp surface of the rock causes cuts on fingers of the climbers which means Jorgeson and Caldwell must take frequent rests by pitching a tent that sits suspended in the air resting against the rock face.