Tommy Caldwell, John Branch, Kevin Jorgeson, Beth Rodden, Becca Pietsch
What is The Dawn Wall about?
El Capitan towers over the heart of Yosemite National Park. A vast block of granite, the mountain has a notoriously smooth side known as the Dawn Wall, said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. And yet, against the odds, Tommy Caldwell saw this as a kilometre-high puzzle to be completed. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the Dawn Wall's summit.
Memorable quotes from The Dawn Wall
"I think the most important thing in life is to have a sense of purpose." - Tommy Caldwell
"If you give up after every failure, then you're never gonna learn." - Tommy Caldwell
"The hardest things in life are usually the most rewarding." - Tommy Caldwell
"I've spent my entire life training to do this. I've never done anything else." - Tommy Caldwell
"It's about the struggle. That's where the value comes from." - Tommy Caldwell
"The rock is perfect, and the movement is beautiful." - Kevin Jorgeson
"Every pitch, every day, it's a battle." - Tommy Caldwell
"If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much space." - Kevin Jorgeson
"Climbing is just an excuse for me to explore the world." - Tommy Caldwell
"I feel like climbing in many ways is the perfect metaphor for life." - Tommy Caldwell