Tommy Caldwell

Rock Climbing Ambassador

Hometown

Estes Park, CO

Resides

Estes Park, CO

Patagonia Rock Climbing Ambassador Tommy Caldwell
Tommy blames the suffering in his life on his father. His dad taught him to embrace fear and doubt and turn them into inspiration. Given this attitude, Tommy has established some of the hardest sport routes in the country and free climbed 11 routes on El Cap. He believes the long, difficult journeys with little chance for success teach him the most.

Career Highlights

  • First free ascent of El Capitan’s Muir Wall, Yosemite, California
  • First free ascent of El Capitan’s Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a), Yosemite, California
  • First free ascent of El Capitan’s Dihedral Wall (VI 5.14a), Yosemite, California
  • First free enchainment of El Capitan’s Nose and Freerider routes, Yosemite, California
  • First ascent of The Honeymoon is Over (V 5.13), Longs Peak, Colorado
  • First ascent of Flex Luthor (5.14d/15a), Fortress of Solitude, Colorado
  • First free ascent of Linea di Eleganza (VI 5.11b A3 M7), Fitz Roy, Patagonia