1 day El Capitan ascent

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1 day El Capitan ascent

Post by Squirrellysquirrel » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:51 am

Not exactly mountaineering, but classy climb worth sharing. Emily Harrington climbed El Capitan in 21 hours 13 minutes and 51 seconds... first time a woman accomplished all in one day as a free climb. I remember when Lynn Hill soloed it way back when... that felt mind blowing at the time, this story gives a great description for the climb, really admirable her determination to succeed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/spor ... emite.html
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Re: 1 day El Capitan ascent

Post by justiner » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:23 am

It’s a really amazing accomplishment and one a long time coming - and really flubbed up by the media reporting it. Maybe a little obscure for the mainstream.
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Re: 1 day El Capitan ascent

Post by ezabielski » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:08 am

Do you mean first female free ascent of Golden Gate in a day? Lynn Hill climbed El Cap free first (on The Nose), and the repeated it in a day the next year. Hazel Findlay free climbed Golden Gate in 2011, but not in a day. Lynn Hill never soloed El Cap I am pretty sure.
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Re: 1 day El Capitan ascent

Post by CaptCO » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:10 am

ezabielski wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:08 am
Do you mean first female free ascent of Golden Gate in a day? Lynn Hill climbed El Cap free first (on The Nose), and the repeated it in a day the next year. Hazel Findlay free climbed Golden Gate in 2011, but not in a day. Lynn Hill never soloed El Cap I am pretty sure.
Correct she freed it in a day, not solo. Amazing for both women
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Re: 1 day El Capitan ascent

Post by Squirrellysquirrel » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:51 am

ezabielski wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:08 am
Do you mean first female free ascent of Golden Gate in a day? Lynn Hill climbed El Cap free first (on The Nose), and the repeated it in a day the next year. Hazel Findlay free climbed Golden Gate in 2011, but not in a day. Lynn Hill never soloed El Cap I am pretty sure.
Yes! Golden Gate route in a day, first for a female. Yes, you’re right as well: Lynn Hill *free* climbed The Nose, not soloed. Apologies for my error.
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:23 am
It’s a really amazing accomplishment and one a long time coming - and really flubbed up by the media reporting it. Maybe a little obscure for the mainstream.
The news is covering it more broadly now... but yeah probably an obscure reference for mainstream.

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/10/93345481 ... in-one-day

...my more technical rock climbing skills are not what they used to be, some of my finger tips are now slightly jammed/broken/useless for super crimper moves followed by dynamos... climbed around Yosemite back in the day... really is a remarkable feat if you’ve ever scratched these routes. When I read the article originally, I got an adrenaline surge just thinking about a few of the moves required to ascend some of the routes out there. Ballsy stuff! Truly impressive. 8)
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