THE DAWN WALL –
THE WORLD’s MOST DIFFICULT CLIMB
We had the opportunity to contribute to the NY Times’ interactive web visualization of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s free climbing ascent of Yosemite National Park’s majestic Dawn Wall – the sheer vertical face of El Capitan – which is considered the most difficult rock climb in the world.
The new NY Times interactive can be explored in full screen.
THE DAWN WALL DOCUMENTARY
Yosemite has been a favorite shooting location for ours for since shooting the worlds largest completely spherical gigapixel image there in 2005.
That was followed up with the “Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project” in 2008, creating the most complete gigapixel photo documentation of Yosemite Valley to date.
This interactive web feature by the New York Times is based on a 3d scan done by Battista Matasci of the University of Lausanne, coupled with a small section of the record-setting El Capitan image that we captured at nearly 300K resolution in October 2013 featuring top shelf climbers Erik Sloan and Roger Putnam.
In addition to the interactive piece, the New York Times has extensive additional coverage of this record-setting free climb: