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Day 19: The Last Day On The Dawn Wall

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After two and a half weeks on the east side of Yosemite's El Capitan Peak, climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson rose to an early morning sunrise to complete the climb on day 19. The two climbers pulled themselves over the lip of Dawn Wall, completing the climb of this 3,000 foot rock wall. This marks the first time that the route has been free climbed in a single push.

Reflecting on his accomplishment, Kevin Jorgeson commented on his Facebook profile, "It's been three days since Tommy Caldwell and I topped out the #‎DawnWall and if my hands still didn't hurt, I wouldn't believe it happened. A dream come true. Thank you everyone for your tremendous, overwhelming support."

Seeing something this magnificent begs the question, "What's your Dawn Wall?"

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