A New Documentary Follows The Men Who Free-Climbed The Dawn Wall On El Capitan

September 17, 2018
Photo: Tommy Caldwell in the middle of the Dawn Wall(Brett Lowell/Big Up Productions)
Tommy Caldwell on the middle of the Dawn Wall, the hardest section of the climb.

The world watched in January 2015 as rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson scaled the smoothest part of the 3,000-foot tall El Capitan rock in Yosemite National Park. The two became the first ever to free-climb the Dawn Wall. Their feat is now the subject of a new documentary from Boulder-based Sender Films, called "The Dawn Wall." Filmmaker Josh Lowell and Caldwell talked to Colorado Matters about the accomplishment and the film.