Video: Climbing the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is home to some of the most iconic climbing routes in the world, but none are as well known as The Nose on El Capitan, a 30-pitch, 5.14 rated climb that all others are compared to. Last October, climber Jorg Verhoeven went to Yosemite and spent 30 days there making a free ascent of The Nose – something that had only been done a handful of times in the previous couple of decades. This short film – narrated by Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill – takes us on that quest. The beautiful video is 25 minutes in length, so get settled in for this one. It is well worth the time, as it takes a long look at one of the truly great climbing spots in the entire world.

Kraig Becker