Tommy Caldwell has ended his bid to free climb his Dawn Wall project on El Capitan this year. The Dawn Wall project links up two aid lines, Mescalito and Dawn Wall, and would likely be the hardest route on El Capitan if freed. Caldwell managed to climb the first twelve pitches before being shut down by the difficult 13th pitch. "Time will tell whether I return," wrote Caldwell on his Facebook page. "But regardless, this project has left me profoundly inspired. I will be back."
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