Don’t forget your climbing gear at home. Use our Sport Climbing Checklist to head to the crag with all the essentials, including a rope, harness, helmet, shoes, belay device and quickdraws. Click the pin to see a complete checklist.
Two climbers in California’s Yosemite national park make history as they reach the summit of what has been called the world’s hardest rock climb. Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, seen climbing here, scaled the half-mile section of exposed granite known as the Dawn Wall on El Capitan peak. Corey Rich/Aurora Photos