Kevin Jorgeson Biography
Kevin Jorgeson is an American rock climber. He he is famous for being the first to free climb to the summit of Yosemite’s El Capitan. His zodiac sign is Libra
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Kevin Jorgeson Age
He was born on 7 October 1984 in Santa Rosa, California, United States. He is 34 years old as of 2018.
Kevin Jorgeson Family
Jorgeson was born to Eric and Gaelena Jorgeson. Gaelena was an employee of the Santa Rosa Parks and Recreation Department. He heped to instill Kevin and his younger brother Matt with a love of the outdoors, and encouraged an 11-year-old Kevin to pursue climbing when an indoor climbing facility opened in the city.
Kevin Jorgeson Spouse
He got married to Jacqui Becker. Jacqui Becker and Kevin Jorgeson got married on 20th Aug 2016. This was after one year of their engagement.
Kevin Jorgeson Career
Jorgeson began competing in international climbing contests at 16. Jorgeson is known for being able to free climb, using no equipment outside of gear to protect from falling, and is well known for being able to high ball large boulders. Jorgeson and his climbing partner Tommy Caldwell were the first two climbers to successfully complete a free climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, completing the 3,000 ft climb between December 28, 2014, and January 14, 2015.
The Dawn Wall is one of the most difficult big-wall climbs in the world, with multiple pitches rated 5.14 in the Yosemite Decimal System. The climb had been planned since shortly after the release of the documentary film Progression in 2009, in which Caldwell, who had previously free climbed other, easier routes on El Capitan, surveyed the Dawn Wall to consider if it was possible to free climb.
Jorgeson wrote to Caldwell after seeing the film, and the two men began to plan out the ascent. The Dawn Wall, a documentary following Jorgeson and Caldwell on their free climb of the Dawn Wall, was released on September 19, 2018. The documentary was directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer. Kevin Jorgeson is also sponsored by Adidas and Five Ten.
Tommy Caldwell And Kevin Jorgeson
On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson stepped on top of the Dawn Wall, a route on El Capitan in the Yosemite National Park thought to be unclimbable. More than three years later, their story has travelled far beyond the vertical rock and its climbing crowd as The Dawn Wall movie hits theatres around the world.
Kevin Jorgeson Dawn Wall
The Dawn Wall, is a documentary following Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson on their free climb of the Dawn Wall. This documentary was released on September 19, 2018. The documentary was directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer.