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El Capitan climbing videos - El Capitan - The First All-Woman Ascent, An Excerpt from 1973


Sibylle Hechtel recounts the adventurous walls-without-balls ascent by her and Bev Johnson in 1973; at that point, no one knew if an all-woman team had what it took to climb the 3,000 granite monolith. Turns out, they did! Featuring an introduction from Lynn Hill, who went on to become the first person of any gender to free climb the Nose of El Cap, as well as Jim Erickson, a great climber who did the first free climb of the Northwest Face of Half Dome. Be brave, and the sky is the limit! And then some. This is an excerpt from Wild New Brave, a companion film to Brave New Wild. You can find more info at bravenewwild.com.