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Two reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climbYears of practice, failed attempts and 19 grueling days of scaling by their fingertips have culminated in success for two American rock climbers who completed the first free climb of the 3,000-foot vertical wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop the ledge, capping what has long been considered the world's most difficult rock climb. Caldwell, 36, and Jorgeson, 30, became the first to free-climb the rock formation's Dawn Wall, a feat that many had considered impossible.Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell (no relation to Tommy) made it up in 1970, using climbing ropes and countless rivets over 27 days.No one, however, had ever made it to the summit in one continuous free-climb -- until now.John Long, the first person to climb up El Capitan in one day in 1975, said it was almost inconceivable that anyone could do something as "continuously difficult" as Caldwell and Jorgeson's free-climb.
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