Off the Wall: Mainstream Media Gaffs in Dawn Wall Coverage
Photo: Corey Rich / Big Up Productions.
Twelve hundred feet off the deck in a portaledge on the Dawn Wall. Photo: Corey Rich / Big Up Productions.

Pick up a copy of Tommy Caldwell's memoir, The Push, to get the inside story of the first ascent of the Dawn Wall.

Also read The Nose Goes Sub 2: Honnold and Caldwell Set New Record of 1:58:07

1 thought on “Off the Wall: Mainstream Media Gaffs in Dawn Wall Coverage”

  1. Sadly, this really just highlights the need to question everything reported in the media – even in publications once considered the gold standard for journalism. I mean, it wouldn’t have taken much more than a Google search and a few paragraphs read from Wikipedia to right some of these wrongs, or at least land somewhere a little closer to the target. If a writer/reporter isn’t willing to invest even that amount of effort into achieving accuracy, I don’t think we can offer much in the way of a rebuttal when our fearless leader proclaims “fake news!”

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