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Yosemite Climbers Make Final Push to Top of El Capitan

Two climbers trying to scale a sheer 3,000-foot (900-meter) granite face of the El Capitan rock formation in Yosemite National Park without climbing tools made a final push toward the summit on Wednesday, hoping to reach the top by late afternoon. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were making “great progress” as they sought to become first to climb El Capitan's so-called Dawn Wall without bolts or climbing tools, spokeswoman Jess Clayton said. Caldwell and Jorgeson, who began their...

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