Second female free ascent of the Salathe Wall, first NZ free ascent of El Capitan!
Free climbing El Capitan has always been a dream of mine... Something which I have always aspired to ever since I started climbing. I have always had a fascination for big walls, and loved being in exposed, beautiful places. However, until a couple years ago I did not take it on as a real goal. Then, when I when I climbed El Capitan for the first time, via the Free Rider, I realized my dream was not too far fetched and I set my sights on trying the Salathe. The strikingly steep, flaring crack on the crazily exposed headwall captured my imagination... It is beautiful and brutally unforgiving.