The Dawn Wall - Trailer
Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell made the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall from December 27, 2014, to January 14, 2015, over a 19-day final push, and seven years of searching for the line and working the route’s 32 pitches. (http://rockandice.com/)
In January 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000-foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles.
At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident but resolved to come back stronger.
When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practising their route.
On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfil his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?
A Red Bull Media House Production in association with Sender Films Starring: Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson Directed By: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer