Sauter, a former member of Yosemite’s search and rescue team, and a trauma nurse who works for the International Children’s Heart Foundation in Libya, says that intense and demanding work translating into high-end climbing in both emotional and physical demands.
Sauter’s first record-setting day came in mid Octber, when she and Quinn Brett teamed up to become the first female team finishing 2 El Capitan routes in a day. The duo combined The Nose with Lurking Fear and completed them both in 22 hours.
Sauter then teamed up with New Zealander Mayan Smith-Gobat to smash their own female speed record on “The Nose” by completing the route in 5h2min.
Libby Sauter on the Nose
(Photo by James Lucas / Rock&Ice)