The ‘Impossible Invitation’ To Climb Dawn Wall

As the world watches Kevin Jorgensen and Tommy Caldwell scale the hardest unclimbed big wall route in the world on the Dawn Wall route in Yosemite, few think about the long back story leading up to the attempt.

It didn’t happen overnight. This video is full of insights into the project and the personality of Kevin Jorgensen, who excels at bouldering but has very limited big wall experience.

The 3 Strings production is also a splendid portrayal of The Valley and simply wonderful eye candy. Enjoy, and good luck to the superhuman duo.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.