Emily Harrington has climbed 8,000-metre peaks and sent 5.14s. Here is her story about sending her hardest route to date, Wacka Flocka.
“Climbing isn’t about the success, or even the failure, rather all the in-betweens. It’s about the process of facing yourself and seeing a beginner who’s willing and psyched to keep learning. What I have realized is that climbing, like life, never comes easy. Deep down, I think that’s why I keep trying,” says Harrington on her blog.