Free Climbing El Capitan: In Pictures

Tommy Caldwell, top, raises his arms after reaching the summit of El Capitan as Kevin Jorgeson, bottom, watches on Wednesday. The two became the first to free-climb the rock formation's Dawn Wall. AP Photo/Ben Margot
Tommy Caldwell, top, raises his arms after reaching the summit of El Capitan as Kevin Jorgeson, bottom, watches on Wednesday. The two became the first to free-climb the rock formation's Dawn Wall. AP Photo/Ben Margot
Kevin Jorgeson, left, and Tommy Caldwell climb El Capitan, Wednesday, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park. AP Photo/Ben Margot
Kevin Jorgeson, left, and Tommy Caldwell climb El Capitan, Wednesday, as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite National Park. AP Photo/Ben Margot
Kevin Jorgeson ascends the rope to pitch 17 during what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of El Capitan. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Kevin Jorgeson ascends the rope to pitch 17 during what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of El Capitan. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Tommy Caldwell, in red, climbs pitch 19 while cameraman Brett Lowell records the movement, lower right. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Tommy Caldwell, in red, climbs pitch 19 while cameraman Brett Lowell records the movement, lower right. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Climber Kevin Jorgeson at Pitch 18 of the Dawn Wall as a cameraman records the climb. REUTERS
Climber Kevin Jorgeson at Pitch 18 of the Dawn Wall as a cameraman records the climb. REUTERS
Tommy Caldwell ascends from base camp to pitch 17. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Tommy Caldwell ascends from base camp to pitch 17. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Kevin Jorgeson on pitch 15. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Kevin Jorgeson on pitch 15. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Climber Kevin Jorgeson (shirtless) climbs Pitch 17 as his partner Tommy Caldwell belays from below. REUTERS/Tom Evans/
Climber Kevin Jorgeson (shirtless) climbs Pitch 17 as his partner Tommy Caldwell belays from below. REUTERS/Tom Evans/
Tommy Caldwell stands with a photographer at base camp. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Tommy Caldwell stands with a photographer at base camp. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Kevin Jorgeson, top, and a photographer ascend ropes. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Kevin Jorgeson, top, and a photographer ascend ropes. AP Photo/Tom Evans/elcapreport
Climber Kevin Jorgeson looks up from Pitch 18 on the Dawn Wall of the El Capitan. REUTERS/Tom Evans/
Climber Kevin Jorgeson looks up from Pitch 18 on the Dawn Wall of the El Capitan. REUTERS/Tom Evans/
Media members watch as two climbers vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. AP Photo/Ben Margot
Media members watch as two climbers vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. AP Photo/Ben Margot