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The Dawn Wall (2017)

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In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.
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John Branch John Branch ... Self
Tommy Caldwell
Kevin Jorgeson


In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. ...

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Incredible performance and great documentary!
22 December 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

This is one of those documentaries you talk about after watching it. Not only is it well shot and done but it's also inspiring. With a little, or in this case alot, perseverence a man can accomplish alot. Tommy Caldwell and his climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson did a thing that looks impossible to all of us, free climbing the 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite Park, California. A performance that only a couple people on earth could achieve. And that whilst Tommy Caldwell is missing a finger. It's just incredible! The documentary is very easy to watch, and also shows the majestic sceneries of Yosemite Park. A park I went once a long time ago and that any nature lover should visit as it's so beautiful and peaceful. Even if you're not into extreme sports or rock climbing The Dawn Wall is a must see.

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14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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