Amity Warme

Who Crushed Yosemite This Year? Amity Warme Did.


“Amity doesn’t seem to take rest days. ... That's probably the biggest influence on her impressive ticklist."

Chloe Anderson

Amity on the A5 Traverse
Amity on the A5 Traverse
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Originally posted by Climbing

“On a chilly spring evening in early April, Amity Warme and Brent Barghahn scrambled onto the summit of El Capitan, exhausted and overjoyed. They had just topped out Freerider (VI 5.13a; 32 pitches) in a truly enviable style: In a little over 18 hours, without support, rap rehearsal, or stashed gear, they both free climbed the route, making Warme only the fifth woman to free the Big Stone in a day, and likely the first to do so in this self-reliant style.

Maybe you’ve seen Warme before. She has rippled, wide shoulders and even wider eyes—and constantly strives to climb in a pure, ground-up style. For the second spring season in a row she’s turned heads in the Valley, with ticks of El Corazon (5.13b; 32 pitches), Mark of the Beast (5.13b; six pitches), Cosmic Debris (5.13b), Border Country (5.12c), America’s Cup (5.12b), and Steck-Salathé (5.10; 15 pitches) as well as taking down the Freerider in a day with Barghahn.”

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