With the freeing of Dawn Wall, the return of journalistic masturbation was inevitable:
“Of course, with just their bare hands to guide them, bloodied fingers and bruised, broken finger nails become the painful norm.”
“Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.”
“Could every inch of the blank, vertical face of the Dawn Wall be climbed with nothing more than bare hands and rubber-soled shoes?”
(New York Times)
Kevin Jorgeson attaches clamps to the sheer granite face of El Capitan with his bare hands during the epic climb.
The list goes on...
I leave you to it, I'm off to find something to keep my bare hands busy.