Veteran rock climber Amity Warme’s ascent of the challenging Book of Hate route in Yosemite National Park has captured the attention of millions.
A viral video showcases Warme’s harrowing climb up the 150-foot route, marked by a moment of intense struggle where she fights to maintain her grip, her limbs shaking with exertion. Despite the perilous appearance of her situation, Warme secures herself with a cam, a critical safety device, averting a potentially fatal fall.
Watch it here:
The climb, recorded in November, has since gone viral, drawing awe and admiration from viewers on Instagram and Reddit. Warme’s encounter with Book of Hate, known for its scant holds and increasing steepness, highlights the climber’s determination and technical prowess.
Despite the route’s daunting reputation and her own finger injury, Warme is already setting her sights on El Capitan, Yosemite’s iconic 3,000-foot monolith. Her ambition shines against the backdrop of the park’s storied history, with Yosemite claiming the lives of numerous climbers over the years.
Yet, Warme remains undeterred, embodying a spirit of resilience and relentless effort. Living out of her van with her husband, Warme travels the U.S. in pursuit of climbing challenges, proving that strength comes not just from physical power but from an indomitable will to conquer the heights.
Watch the full ascent of the section: