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During an attempt to free climb the Golden Gate Route on Sunday, professional climber Emily Harrington took a 40-foot fall down El Capitan.
Harrington said in an Instagram post that she pin-balled down the rock and then hit the rope with her neck. She is “banged up, but gonna be ok.”
She said she is extremely grateful for her rescuers, including her boyfriend, Adrian Ballinger, Yosemite Search and Rescue, and climbers Jon Glassberg, Sanni McCandless, and Alex Honnold.
Ballinger, a high-altitude climber, shared about the accident in his own Instagram post. He said Honnold immobilized her spine while “telling stories and keeping her talking throughout.”
A spokesperson said she was released from the hospital for the holiday and is heading home to Colorado to spend Thanksgiving with her family.