El Capitan Climbers Reach the Summit

The El Capitan climbers have completed their grueling climb.  CNN describes the climb as: Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

The climbers described the event as “It feels incredible. We’ve been working on this since 2009. Tommy first envisioned the line in 2007, so it’s been all-consuming in our lives since then and it’s pretty surreal to wake up this morning and have the climb complete,” the 30-year-old Jorgeson told CNN on Thursday.”