If you’re new to the climbing scene, you may know Tommy Caldwell best for climbing the infamous Dawn Wall. What you might not know about him: he was taken hostage climbing the famed Yellow Wall in Kyrgyzsta and severed his own left index finger in an accident – all before he decided to embark on his biggest dream. Here are lessons from a legend.
Why do certain accomplishments within the rock climbing community transcend the bubble into mainstream media, while others do not? What’s the secret sauce? Alex Graziano investigates for BKB.