Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell complete "Continental Divide Ultimate Linkup" in Rocky Mountain National Park
Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have completed another linkup of staggering proportions that left them both "hobbling around," as Honnold recently told Alpinist.
But this time, instead of Yosemite or Patagonia (where the two have made headlines numerous times in the past) it was in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, near Caldwell's home in Estes Park—a place where he grew up climbing with his dad.
They dubbed their route the Continental Divide Ultimate Linkup (CDUL, "pronounced 'cuddle' for how we warmed up in the middle of the night," Caldwell wrote on Instagram). They stood atop 17 summits that included 11 technical climbing routes (approximately 65 pitches of 5.6 to 5.11), covering about 35 miles and 20,000 feet of vertical gain in roughly 36.5 hours.