Truckee woman, 33, rescued after rock-climbing fall at Donner Summit
June 8, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Emergency crews air-lifted a 33-year-old woman Friday from the rugged Sierra Nevada near Donner Summit after she fell while rock climbing.
According to a news release, the Truckee woman fell Friday while attempting to scale Snowshed Wall, suffering major injuries.
California Highway Patrol officials had to extract the climber via helicopter, with help from the Truckee Fire Protection District.
The woman was reportedly the lead rock climber while climbing the Nova Express on the Snowshed Wall, which is rated a 5.9/6.0 for difficulty, according to the news release.
Nova Express is considered a "traditional" route, meaning climbers must place in the crack metal nuts and camming devices to affix the rope as they ascend.
After her extraction, she was flown to the parking lot of nearby Sugar Bowl ski resort, and then taken by helicopter to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where she was reportedly recovering this week from her injuries.