Climber, attempting to break record in Yosemite, has injured hands

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History is on hold in Yosemite National Park as one of the two men trying to complete one of the hardest climbs in the world is stuck. (KFSN)

History is on hold in Yosemite National Park as one of the two men trying to complete one of the hardest climbs in the world is stuck.

Professional climber Kevin Jorgeson is desperately trying to hold on to his record-breaking dream of climbing El Capitan with just his bare hands. The rocky edges he struggles to grasp are only two inches deep and sharp as cut glass. His injuries now so severe he's fallen off one section of El Capitan eight times over the past two days.

"I gotta tape two of those three fingers which definitely makes it hard to feel what you're holding on to," said Kevin Jorgenson, injured climber.

"If Kevin gives a couple of more days of effort and he doesn't succeed at that point he'll probably throw in the towel on his behalf, so Tommy can succeed," said Brett Lowell, Videographer.

Jorgeson is now three sections behind his partner Tommy Caldwell who is well past the halfway point to an historic finish.
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