Kevin Jorgeson

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Birthday
7, 1984
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1984 (age 34)
Birthplace
California

About

Notable for his rock climbing feats, this California-born adventurer is famous as a member of the two-person climbing team that, for the first time in history, orchestrated a successful free climb of El Capitan's 3,000-foot-tall Dawn Wall (in Yosemite National Park).

Before Fame

He became interested in indoor climbing at the age of eleven, and, by the age of sixteen, had competed in his first international rock climbing event.

Trivia

He was the Yosemite climbing partner of fellow adventurer Tommy Caldwell.

Family Life

Born in Santa Rosa, California, to Gaelena and Eric Jorgeson, he grew up with a younger sibling named Matt.

Associated With

He and Aron Ralston are both well known rock climbers.