Kevin Jorgeson
Kevin Jorgeson
Athletes: Big Wall Climber

Kevin Jorgeson

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Born: October 7, 1984
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Living: Santa Rosa, CA
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145 lbs
Began Climbing: 1995

Kevin Jorgeson, 30, is from Santa Rosa, California and has been climbing since the age of 10. Kevin began his career as a dominant youth competitor, winning National and Continental Championships for his age categories. On rock, Kevin has developed a unique brand of climbing driven by aesthetics over pure difficulty. As a result, Kevin has developed a reputation for first ascents: going where no one has before. This vision has pushed the boundaries of highball bouldering and currently, big wall free climbing, with Kevin’s ongoing, 6 year effort to climb The Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, CA.

Accomplishments:

First Ascent of Pitch 7, 5.14, on the Dawn Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA

First Ascent of Pitch 16, "The Dyno," 5.14, on the Dawn Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA

Second Ascent of Pitch 10, 5.14, on the Dawn Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA

First Ascent of Ambrosia, V12 Highball, Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

First Ascent of The Beautiful and Damned, V13, Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

The Fly, V14/5.14d, Second Solo Ascent, Rumney, New Hampshire

The Swarm, V14, Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

Ode to the Modern Man, v14, Mt. Evans, Colorado

Mandala Sit Start, V14, Buttermilks, Bishop, CA

The Groove, E11, Hardest Trad Route in England, Second Ascent

Parthian Shot, E9, First Ground Up Ascent, England

Meshuga, E9, Solo, England

Tudo Bem

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