10-year-old Selah Schneiter climbed El Capitan’s 3,000-foot “Nose” at Yosemite National Park in California, making her the youngest person in history to climb the high rock formation. The Colorado native made the climb on June 12, 2019, a climb that even few adults are able to conquer. With her father and a family friend by her side, they spent five days in Yosemite Valley using a rope climbing technique known as jumaring to climb the famously steep route known as the “Nose.”
“Our big motto was ‘How do you eat an elephant?’ Small bites. One pitch at a time, one move at a time, one day at a time,” Schneiter told CNN affiliate KFSN in Fresno.
Many experienced climbers consider the “Nose” to be a difficult climb and to be on of the most iconic climbs in the world. Climbing runs in Schneiter’s blood with her father being a climbing instructor, and her mother too having a love for it as well. The proud dad posted the amazing accomplishment made by his daughter on his social media, gaining hundreds of likes and comments praising the young girl on her accomplishment.