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Yosemite free climbers roughed it on a 3,000-foot granite cliff
Yosemite free climbers roughed it on a 3,000-foot granite cliff

Their fingers were worn raw, their muscle fibers stretched to the absolute limit. If something were to have gone wrong, death was a possibility. When Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell spent 19 days free-climbing the 3,000-foot-tall granite face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park beginning Dec. 27, many marveled at their bravery, skill and perseverance. But it was hard not to be curious. How do you live on a rock for 19 days? The pair slept in a tent fixed to the wall. But how did they take care of the basic necessities of life? And what about entertainment? They spent New Year's Eve on the climb. It must have been a memorable midnight, but it's hard to dance when...

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