Original El Capitan climber talks about the historic feat

It was 1958 when George Whitmore joined a team led by pioneering rock climber Warren Harding. The climbers were the first to scale Yosemite Valley's monolithic El Capitan.
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It was 1958 when George Whitmore joined a team led by pioneering rock climber Warren Harding. The climbers were the first to scale Yosemite Valley's monolithic El Capitan.

At age 85, this legendary rock climber still pushes the edge of adventure

November 23, 2016 01:00 PM

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Carmen George is a Bee features writer. Born in the Valley and raised in the Sierra foothills, she has always cared about this place and its people. She believes in the power of your stories.

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