Sec­ond Free As­cent of Dawn Wall by Adam On­dra

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Adam On­dra made the sec­ond free as­cent of Dawn Wall 5.14d on El Cap in Yosemite. The first as­cent was in 2015 by Tommy Cald­well and Kevin Jorge­son. On­dra is the first climber to lead and free ev­ery pitch. Be­layed by part­ner Pavel Blazek, On­dra pro­jected Dawn Wall for a few weeks be­fore making an all­free eight-day push. On the same trip, he climbed The Nose 5.14a in 18 hours with his dad and sent all but the crux pitches. Af­ter his trip, he wrote, “Yosemite climb­ing is hard. Like re­ally hard. The Free Nose is even harder. Lynn Hill’s achieve­ment is one the most rad­i­cal achieve­ments in climb­ing history, in my opin­ion, still not fully ap­pre­ci­ated. The Dawn Wall is the hard­est. I am proud to have done it. Pos­si­bly my proud­est achieve­ment in climb­ing. Nev­er­the­less, the ef­fort I had to make is in­com­pa­ra­ble to what Cald­well and Jorge­son had to go through, not know­ing where to climb and if it is climbable. I think they can be way prouder than me for what they did. El Cap is bad ass. That is the fact. No choss.”

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