This 10-Year-Old Set a Record With Her El Capitan Climb at Yosemite

This 10-Year-Old Set a Record With Her El Capitan Climb at Yosemite

The Nose route on El Capitan at Yosemite National Park is one of the most challenging climbs out there. For 10-year-old Selah Schneiter, it was just part of her summer vacation. By climbing El Capitan, Schneiter became the youngest person to climb the 3,000-foot Nose route, according to CNN.

Schneiter made the climb alongside her father, Mike Schneiter, and her father’s friend Mark Regier, completing the route after five days, according to ABC News. Selah’s father shared numerous photos on Instagram of the climb, including one showing Selah climbing at 2,000 feet up The Nose route.

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Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright Complete Daunting Free Climb on Yosemite’s El Capitan

Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright Complete Daunting Free Climb on Yosemite’s El Capitan

Alex Honnold is back in familiar territory: Yosemite National Park‘s El Capitan, where he and Tommy Caldwell set a new speed record last summer by climbing the famed Nose route in under two hours (and where he made his death-defying free solo climb in 2017). This time, Honnold returned with climbing partner Brad Gobright for a free ascent of the El Niño route on El Cap, making them the second pair ever to do so, Rock and Ice reports.

 

“The ascent was full of grunting, groaning and the occasional scream,” Gobright wrote on Instagram after the pair completed the climb.

He and Honnold began the ascent in the late afternoon on June 10, and topped out 14 and a half hours later, according to Rock and Ice. They followed the El Niño route, which was first … Read the rest