3-D model to show free-climb route

January 14, 2015

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Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are free-climbing almost 3,000 feet up El Capitan, basically with their fingers. The New York Times shows the ascent with a route placed on top of a 3-D model. Scroll in a WebGL-enabled browser on the biggest screen possible for a smidgen of feeling for what the climb is like.

See also Caldwell’s Facebook page for some amazing pictures of what they’ve experienced so far.

Update: The Times just published a high-res image of the wall. Click on the links in the caption to see Jorgeson, but a tiny speck.