Adam Ondra navigates the Dawn Wall of the famous El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif., earlier this month, in this photo courtesy of Pavel Blazek and Black Diamond Equipment, A spokesman for Black Diamond Equipment confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, that the 23-year-old from the Czech Republic completed the half-mile, free-climb up the Dawn Wall, considered one of the world’s most challenging rock walls, doing it in record time. (Pavel Blazek/Courtesy of Black Diamond Equipment)
Adam Ondra navigates the Dawn Wall of the famous El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif., earlier this month, in this photo courtesy of Pavel Blazek and Black Diamond Equipment, A spokesman for Black Diamond Equipment confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, that the 23-year-old from the Czech Republic completed the half-mile, free-climb up the Dawn Wall, considered one of the world’s most challenging rock walls, doing it in record time. (Pavel Blazek/Courtesy of Black Diamond Equipment) Pavel Blazek Black Diamond Equipment
Adam Ondra navigates the Dawn Wall of the famous El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif., earlier this month, in this photo courtesy of Pavel Blazek and Black Diamond Equipment, A spokesman for Black Diamond Equipment confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, that the 23-year-old from the Czech Republic completed the half-mile, free-climb up the Dawn Wall, considered one of the world’s most challenging rock walls, doing it in record time. (Pavel Blazek/Courtesy of Black Diamond Equipment) Pavel Blazek Black Diamond Equipment

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November 28, 2016 4:51 PM

Slow and steady: Czech climber’s free ascent of Dawn Wall sets record

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