RATING: 4/5 Stars
So if you ever thought that you had it rough or if you were dedicated to something, I recommend reading this book to get a bit of a reality check. In this book you read about Tommy Caldwell and his astonishing feats of mental fortitude.
Embrace the unknown. Push through the difficult moments, work with them.
I don’t want to give too much a way but the story is quite well known already. But seriously, throughout this book you learn about this guy being kidnapped as a POW, overthrowing his captors, continuing to climb, finding/losing love, chopping fingers off (kinda important for a professional climber) and going on an projecting the hardest route ever climbed.
The documentary is currently on Netflix “The Dawn Wall.” I recommend reading the book first then Netflix and chilling though. The book goes into a lot more of the human side of the climb and the life story that all culminates with the completion of the Dawn Wall project. If you have already seen the doc, don’t let that stop you from reading this incredible book.