Climbing it in one day would be my lifetime dream, but I have never climbed a single pitch on El Cap, so let's not talk about it too early." Caldwell and Jorgeson spent seven years working out and memorizing the complex sequence of moves that each of the 32 pitches would require.
By the time they were done they had established the biggest and hardest climbing route in the world.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of the route over 19 grueling days in January 2015.
When Ondra saw it, he knew he wanted to do it faster.
This afternoon, amid scattered showers in Yosemite Valley, 23-year-old climbing phenom Adam Ondra made the second free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan after an eight-day push.
How much trouble the extra was in was not quite explained but regular viewers of the show might be happy to know that Mr Shaw was allowed to leave the red chair safe and sound after that story.
Thomas "Tommy" Oliver is a Power Ranger veteran and considered a legend among the Ranger community.
"Tommy and Kevin made an awesome job by freeing this route,” the Czech climber told CNN in August of 2015, just six months after the feat.
“I would definitely like to try it next year in autumn and possibly climb it faster.