What Life Is Like at 3,000 Feet for Record-Breaking Climbers

Two men want to be the first to climb El Capitan's "Dawn Wall" without tools.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are free-climbing the “Dawn Wall” of Yosemite's El Capitan mountain, which is the steepest half-mile stretch of granite that faces east toward the sun.

If they reach their goal, they're going to make history by being the first to do so without the help of any tools.

Over the course of the climb, which began Dec. 27, they have been sleeping in nylon tents that are attached to the wall at only one point. As of this morning, Day 11, they are about 1,500 feet from the end and are expected to complete all 32 sections of the climb by this weekend.