One review on 23 Sep 2021

USA 2017

Running time: 100 mins

The Dawn Wall

Directors : Josh Lowell , Peter Mortimer 

Summary: Free climbing the Dawn Wall face of El Capitain in Yosemite park. 3000 feet in 18 days.

Subjects & Cameos:

  • Tommy Caldwell  self
  • Kevin Jorgeson  self

Colour: Colour

Sound: Mono

Tech Notes: Mono

Film Category

First Seen: Thu 23rd Sep 2021
Catalogued: 26th Sep 2021


Story of Tommy Caldwell who became a star free-climber in his teens, got kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan by rebels and escaped, married his girlfriend, also a climber, who was hostage with him, became the golden couple of the climbing world, broke up and took refuge in climbing every route on El Capitaine and then spend years finding a route to climb the "unscalable" Dawn Wall. Gathered a new climbing partner,Kevin Jorgeson, and a new climbing wife and two kids. In 2015 they were ready to make the attempt - and succeeded with some difficulties and amidst massive media attention.


by rogerco on Thu 23rd Sep 2021 Streamed proj @ home

Compelling Climbing Film


So much happens in the back story but all adds to the main event

Full review

Fascinating insight into how Tommy Caldwell came to be the man who free-climbed the Dawn Wall with partner Kevin Jorgenson.