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    This is a photo of @tommycaldwell looking calm and collected while sending a 5.13c (8a+) corner pitch on the third night of our recent new route on El Cap. I included a pic of me looking incredibly gripped while trying to clip a bolt from our first night on the wall for contrast. 
I’ve always known that Tommy was an incredible big wall climber; I grew up watching films about his feats. And we’ve had enough big adventures over the years that I’ve gotten to see some of his best performances first hand (Fitz Traverse, or the Free Triple...). But spending 4 days with him on El Cap really highlighted the fact that he’s maybe the best big wall climber in the world. On nights 2 and 3 he spent several hours after dark to work and then send a 13d and 13c pitch. Both pitches were freakin hard with slightly finicky gear but he just worked it all out and executed perfectly. Both nights I got too cold and too scared and opted to wait until morning and climb them in the light. After 7 years of working on the Dawn Wall Tommy is truly an incredible night climber. I’d say it was a sight to behold, except that I couldn’t see anything - I just fed out rope while he sent through the night. 
Anyway, it was inspiring to see Tommy’s level of skill and effort up there. And it’s the kind of thing that often goes unrecognized behind “they climbed a new route”. But how he climbed it was remarkable. 
Thanks @austin_siadak for the great photos and keeping us company through the long nights...
    This is a photo of @tommycaldwell looking calm and collected while sending a 5.13c (8a+) corner pitch on the third night of our recent new route on El Cap. I included a pic of me looking incredibly gripped while trying to clip a bolt from our first night on the wall for contrast. I’ve always known that Tommy was an incredible big wall climber; I grew up watching films about his feats. And we’ve had enough big adventures over the years that I’ve gotten to see some of his best performances first hand (Fitz Traverse, or the Free Triple...). But spending 4 days with him on El Cap really highlighted the fact that he’s maybe the best big wall climber in the world. On nights 2 and 3 he spent several hours after dark to work and then send a 13d and 13c pitch. Both pitches were freakin hard with slightly finicky gear but he just worked it all out and executed perfectly. Both nights I got too cold and too scared and opted to wait until morning and climb them in the light. After 7 years of working on the Dawn Wall Tommy is truly an incredible night climber. I’d say it was a sight to behold, except that I couldn’t see anything - I just fed out rope while he sent through the night. Anyway, it was inspiring to see Tommy’s level of skill and effort up there. And it’s the kind of thing that often goes unrecognized behind “they climbed a new route”. But how he climbed it was remarkable. Thanks @austin_siadak for the great photos and keeping us company through the long nights...
    I had the pleasure of supporting @emilyaharrington on an in-a-day attempt on Golden Gate (30+ pitch 13a) yesterday. It was pretty inspiring to see her try her best and fight her way up to the last hard pitch. No send, but a lot of learning and character building, which is kind of all we’re after in wall climbing...
    I had the pleasure of supporting @emilyaharrington on an in-a-day attempt on Golden Gate (30+ pitch 13a) yesterday. It was pretty inspiring to see her try her best and fight her way up to the last hard pitch. No send, but a lot of learning and character building, which is kind of all we’re after in wall climbing...
    @tommycaldwell just posted about our recent journey up El Cap so I figured I’d join in. We climbed a new free line that follows @leo_houlding’s old route Passage to Freedom and continues 20 more pitches to the top. Incredible 5.13+ corners up high. @austin_siadak spent 4 days on the wall with us documenting and helping with all the bigwall toil. An incredible experience which reminded me that Tommy really is the best big wall climber in the world and that I still have a lot to learn. Nothing like El Cap to humble you...
    @tommycaldwell just posted about our recent journey up El Cap so I figured I’d join in. We climbed a new free line that follows @leo_houlding’s old route Passage to Freedom and continues 20 more pitches to the top. Incredible 5.13+ corners up high. @austin_siadak spent 4 days on the wall with us documenting and helping with all the bigwall toil. An incredible experience which reminded me that Tommy really is the best big wall climber in the world and that I still have a lot to learn. Nothing like El Cap to humble you...
    A rare live update from the side of El Cap. @austin_siadak toiling away on fixed lines while @tommycaldwell and I try to get psyched to put climbing shoes back on... still a long way to the top...
@austin_siadak happens to be a very talented, and very single, photographer/videographer. In case anyone needs some big wall filming. Or a major wall hunk in their life...
    A rare live update from the side of El Cap. @austin_siadak toiling away on fixed lines while @tommycaldwell and I try to get psyched to put climbing shoes back on... still a long way to the top... @austin_siadak happens to be a very talented, and very single, photographer/videographer. In case anyone needs some big wall filming. Or a major wall hunk in their life...
    @reelrock is out and I’m pretty excited about seeing the Nose speed record film. It premiered last week but I stayed in Yosemite so I haven’t gotten to see it yet. There’re showings all over the world though, hopefully I’ll catch it somewhere. I love hearing @bradgobright and @chimney_jim talk trash. And I kinda wanna see @tommycaldwell and my record run...
    @reelrock is out and I’m pretty excited about seeing the Nose speed record film. It premiered last week but I stayed in Yosemite so I haven’t gotten to see it yet. There’re showings all over the world though, hopefully I’ll catch it somewhere. I love hearing @bradgobright and @chimney_jim talk trash. And I kinda wanna see @tommycaldwell and my record run...
    I’ve been playing around up on El Cap with @tommycaldwell, @kjorgeson and @austin_siadak recently. This is Tommy styling one of many 5.13 corners, though this one was originally freed by @leo_houlding 20 years ago. Good times back on the wall...
    I’ve been playing around up on El Cap with @tommycaldwell, @kjorgeson and @austin_siadak recently. This is Tommy styling one of many 5.13 corners, though this one was originally freed by @leo_houlding 20 years ago. Good times back on the wall...
    I’m honored to make a small appearance in this new @thenorthface piece about #futurelight - a new, incredibly breathable yet soft fabric. 
Ironically, I’ve spent the last year on an expedition to Hollywood for @freesolofilm and not in the actual mountains, so I haven’t gotten to use any of the new jackets yet. Which means that I’m as excited as everyone else to finally get my hands on the future. Pretty excited to see such innovation from The North Face.
    I’m honored to make a small appearance in this new @thenorthface piece about #futurelight - a new, incredibly breathable yet soft fabric. Ironically, I’ve spent the last year on an expedition to Hollywood for @freesolofilm and not in the actual mountains, so I haven’t gotten to use any of the new jackets yet. Which means that I’m as excited as everyone else to finally get my hands on the future. Pretty excited to see such innovation from The North Face.
    @carlodenali looking pretty relaxed on 5.13. Turns out that when you can boulder V15 climbing sport routes is really darn easy.
    @carlodenali looking pretty relaxed on 5.13. Turns out that when you can boulder V15 climbing sport routes is really darn easy.
    Yesterday I successfully completed the first Oscars/9a link up - going to the Oscars and climbing 14d in the same year. It’s been a pretty crazy year - @freesolofilm has wildly changed my life and I’ve spent most of the year traveling for events while doing my best to train in various gyms around the world.  Which has all been an incredible experience but a big change from my normal lifestyle. 
The last few weeks I’ve gotten to focus on real climbing again, trying a sport route that I’d tried a few years ago and found to be impossible for me. Super satisfying to come back after a year like this and actually manage to climb it. 
A big thanks to @latticetraining for helping me with a training plan for the year - I don’t think I could have stayed motivated and on track without them. And a big thanks to @sannimccandless for the support (and video!). So exciting to climb a new grade - realistically something I  may never get to do again. Unless I work on 5.15... we’ll see...
    Yesterday I successfully completed the first Oscars/9a link up - going to the Oscars and climbing 14d in the same year. It’s been a pretty crazy year - @freesolofilm has wildly changed my life and I’ve spent most of the year traveling for events while doing my best to train in various gyms around the world. Which has all been an incredible experience but a big change from my normal lifestyle. The last few weeks I’ve gotten to focus on real climbing again, trying a sport route that I’d tried a few years ago and found to be impossible for me. Super satisfying to come back after a year like this and actually manage to climb it. A big thanks to @latticetraining for helping me with a training plan for the year - I don’t think I could have stayed motivated and on track without them. And a big thanks to @sannimccandless for the support (and video!). So exciting to climb a new grade - realistically something I may never get to do again. Unless I work on 5.15... we’ll see...
    Today I had the pleasure of climbing a new route up on Mt Charleston that @jonathansiegrist put up this summer. 6 pitches with 2 very different 5.13a cruxes - one that’s super steep and physical and one ultra thin slab. So glad that people like him take the time and effort to establish new routes for the rest of us to enjoy. 
And also a huge pleasure to spend a day out with @joshkmccoy who’s my original big wall partner. I learned a lot of what I know about wall climbing from Josh (which might be why I know so little...). An invigorating day in the mountains all the way around. Psyched!
    Today I had the pleasure of climbing a new route up on Mt Charleston that @jonathansiegrist put up this summer. 6 pitches with 2 very different 5.13a cruxes - one that’s super steep and physical and one ultra thin slab. So glad that people like him take the time and effort to establish new routes for the rest of us to enjoy. And also a huge pleasure to spend a day out with @joshkmccoy who’s my original big wall partner. I learned a lot of what I know about wall climbing from Josh (which might be why I know so little...). An invigorating day in the mountains all the way around. Psyched!
    Rest day hiking vibes from the summit of Griffith Peak. So nice to be back home in Vegas. And no nice to be able to go strolling in the mountains even when it’s 100+ degrees in town.
    Rest day hiking vibes from the summit of Griffith Peak. So nice to be back home in Vegas. And no nice to be able to go strolling in the mountains even when it’s 100+ degrees in town.
    @espn is featuring me in the latest Body Issue. Whoa. 
Sort of an unusual shoot for me - turns out rock is quite rough when you don’t have any clothes on...
Thanks to @coryrichards for the artistic photos. #bodyissue
    @espn is featuring me in the latest Body Issue. Whoa. Sort of an unusual shoot for me - turns out rock is quite rough when you don’t have any clothes on... Thanks to @coryrichards for the artistic photos. #bodyissue
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