Tommy Caldwell is one of the famous American big wall climbers who was born on 11 August 1978. He has the credit of First Ascents (FA) of quite a few hardest sports routes of the United States. This also include Kryptonite and Flex Luthor at the Fortress of Solitude, Colorado. Caldwell also completed in the first ever tree climb of Dawn Wall of El Capitan at Yosemite National park.
|Full Name||Tommy Caldwell|
|Birth Date||August 11 1978|
|Net Worth||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Rock climber|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
Accrediting to a series of first free attempts, he is considered to be one of the most efficient big wall climbers. It was May 2004, when he accomplished the Dihedral Wall ascent. It was his first free ascent. It was followed by the third and fourth free ascents of The Nose in 2005 with Beth Rodden. This could not satisfy Tommy and he went on his second attempt on The Nose and accomplished the ascent in 12 hours. Still expecting more, Tommy climbed The Nose in 11 hours, and went on through East Ledges and climbed Freerider which made him the first climber to ascent the two El Capitan Free climbs in less than 24 hours. Caldwell has also the climbs of the following El Capitan paths: Lurking Fear, Muir Wall, West Buttress etc.
As per the profession he is into, Tommy’s net worth should fall around the range of 2 million US dollars. His 03 books also were published in this year that fetch good amount in his revenue. Determined about his career, Tommy had his left index finger removed when the doctors could not reattached the part of the finger that was severed by him accidentally while using a table saw in 2001. There was also an instance when Caldwell and his co climbers were taken hostages by the Kyrgyzstan in 2000. A description of all the events that they went through has been described in a book by the title Over The Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers’ Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia. This also includes the incident where Tommy pushed a lone captor off the cliff. Caldwell married Rodden in 2003 but situations forced them to get separated in 2010. He went on to marry a photographer Rebecca Pietsch and they both have a son and a daughter.
Tommy tells the audience about his life and all the associated events through a filmed lecture by the title “How Becoming a Hostage and Losing a Finger made Him a Better Climber”. Tommy is one such person who took all the adversities in an optimistic way and did not let them hamper his conviction. This is what makes him one of the best known big wall climbers today.