In March of 2015, during an insanely dry and weather free winter, I called my friend and photographer Austin Siadak. I asked him a huge favor, would he spend 4 or 5 days climbing El Cap with me. I had spent the winter climbing and training in Las Vegas and felt like I had a chance to realize a long time dream of free climbing El Cap. Austin was all in, without any hesitation. He offered to join me and support my free effort, belaying, jumaring and hauling the bags so I could save my energy. Without his help, I would never have succeeded, the route took every last drop I had, right down to the final pitches. Thanks to Austin I completed one of my proudest big wall climbing objectives and my 27th different route on El Cap. These are some of the amazing photos that he took.