Top climber Emily Harrington rescued after fall on El Capitan in Yosemite
The 33-year-old was attempting to scale a road on the 3,200-foot granite monolith in California when she dropped and also”pin balled” on her rope.
She was rescued by several fellow climbers including Adrian Ballinger and Alex Honnold, the very first person to climb El Capitan without a safety rope and also the subject of the 2018 documentary”Free Solo.”
“I had an accident yesterday on El Cap. I’m banged up but gont be OK happily,” Harrington later posted on Instagram with photographs of her injuries, which include a large abrasion on her neck.
“Not much to say except that I took a terrible fall and pin balled a bit then somehow hit on the rope along with my neck”
Harrington, who’s a US game climbing champion climbed the Golden Gate route on El Capitan at 2015, encouraged by Ballinger.
In addition to climbing Himalayan giants Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu, Harrington has recently has been trying to free climb Golden Gate in the bottom to the summit in a single day, based on Gripped.com.
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Honnold’s famous climb on El Capitan has since been immortalized at the BAFTA-winning National Geographic documentary”Free Solo,” which won Best Documentary at this year’s Oscars.
El Capitan stands nearly 500 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa — the world’s largest building. For Honnold’s feat, a collapse would have meant almost certain death.
“When I know what I’m doing and I’m climbing nicely, then it feels meditative, kind of relaxing and lovely,” Honnold told Sport in February.