Date of birth: August 17th 1986 (age 29) 

Born:Boulder, Colorado

Residence:Squaw Valley, CA. USA

Height:5 ft 2 in (1.57 cm)

Profession:  Rock Climber, Alpinist

Nick Name: Em 

Hardest Redpoint: 5.14B

Hardest Onsight: 5.13C

Hardest Boulder Problem: V9

Hardest Traditional Climb: 5.13A

Hardest Mixed Climb: M9

Number of 5.14 Redpoints: 11

Number of First Female Ascents (5.13d or harder): 14

Summitted Mt. Everest & Mt. Blanc in 2011

Emily Harrington started as a member of the USA Junior Climbing Team in 1998 and continued on to become a member of the USA Climbing Adult Team from 2004-2010. In 2007, Emily Harrington became the second female to climb 5.14b and finished second at the Sport Climbing world Championships. In 2012, Emily won the women's division at the Ouray Ice Festival and in the same year, she summited Mt. Everest.

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Golden Gate 5.13a

"My goal in life is to play as much as possible. I want to be able to wake up everyday and do what I love and am passionate about."


60 Minutes Interview w/ Emily Harrington

Emily Harrington - Training For Your Goals

" No matter what, don't give up and let yourself think you can't be strong again. You've been where you want to be before, and you can be there again - and be even better. All you have to do is put in the time and effort. In the end, it's all about wanting it. "

Wacka Flocka 5.14b

Filmed and edited by Andy Mann 3 Strings Media. 

.This was Harrington's hardest route yet - she had 5o attempts on this route before finally sending it in October in Rifle, Colorado. It's a powerful and  bouldery route, which  she says isn't her style at all. 

." I start obsessing over it. I'm thinking too much, and I'm caring too much. when in reality it's just a rock climb. Every time I project a route I get to the one hang phase and I start obsessing over it, and I get angry and I put a lot of pressure on myself and I have really high expectations. Finally I say " okay, I need to not care so much and once I reach that phase, generally I'm successful. "

The North Face: Emily Harrington - New Horizons for 2103

Emily Harrington looks at mixed ice climbing as a logical extention to her climbing career.