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The Dawn Wall (Full and Final Trailer)

The hardest route on El Cap, the hardest multipitch in the world. Watch it all go down, in select theaters September 14 and one-night nationwide September 19.

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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 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 spent six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell was faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

The Dawn Wall is a film by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films.

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DIRECTED BY: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer





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