Sasha DiGiulian: 'There's an assumption the male takes the lead in climbing' squib

The American is one of professional climbing’s biggest names. And she has channeled her fame into encouraging women to take up the sport

As plumes of spray from the roiling Yosemite Falls cascaded to their left, Sasha DiGiulian, Jon Cardwell and Marcus Garcia completed the first continuous free ascent of Yosemite National Park’s 1,700-foot Misty Wall.

The feat in 2017 took fourteen-and-a-half hours. The next day, DiGuilian posted dramatic images on her Instagram feed that were liked by thousands of people and used by climbing websites that helped news of the achievement spread rapidly across the globe.

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