Yosemite Climbers Expected to Make History With 1st-Ever Dawn Wall Free Ascent

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Two mountaineers are set to finish their historic free climb up the face of Yosemite's Dawn Wall by midday.

That's the expected finish time, confirmed spokeswoman Jess Clayton, although there are no guarantees. Challenges remain for Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were near the top of the Dawn Wall on Yosemite' El Capitan on Jan. 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were near the top of the Dawn Wall on Yosemite' El Capitan on Jan. 14, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The pair are attempting to become the first free climbers to scale the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, completing their journey to the top of El Capitan on Wednesday.

"The top pitches are a tiny bit easier than the earlier pitches," she said, "however, they could be a bit dirtier and not in as good a condition as the earlier pitches."

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