Two Holds, used but in good condition.
Dawn Wall, Yosemite was free climbed this month by Kevin Georgeson and Tommy Caldwell.
Though climbers rely on the friction of the rock’s rough surface in order to ascend, it is sometimes necessary to hang back and wait for the skin of the fingertips to regrow before continuing up:
‘The roughness of the rock – granite in this case – can quickly wear away the finger tip leaving painful holes, a problem that slowed down Jorgeson on the hardest section, requiring him to rest his fingers and wait for the skin to heal.’
Read the full article on The Guardian here.