Yosemite Free Climb: Caldwell, Jorgeson Bask in Their History-Making Moment

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The morning after making history as the first free climbers to reach the top of Yosemite's El Capitan on Wednesday, two mountaineers were recovering and preparing to meet the press.

Tommy Caldwell, left, and Kevin Jorgeson speak to reporters in Yosemite Valley on Jan. 15, 2015, a day after they completed the Dawn Wall climb of El Capitan. (Credit: CNN)

Tommy Caldwell, left, and Kevin Jorgeson speak to reporters in Yosemite Valley on Jan. 15, 2015, a day after they completed the Dawn Wall climb of El Capitan. (Credit: CNN)

Kevin Jorgeson, 30, of Santa Rosa and Tommy Caldwell, 36, of Estes, Colo., used just fingers and feet to scale the massive 3,000-foot vertical wall. They will talk about their record-breaking feat at 11 a.m. Thursday at Yosemite.

The last tweet Jorgeson sent out, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, before he and his climbing partner reached the summit at Dawn Wall read, “It’s not over till it’s over.”

Now, after 19 days of climbing and seven years of planning, the pair can say the historical climb -- called one of the most difficult in the world -- is over.

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