This photo shows Freschl, far left green shirt, on Dolt Tower on the Nose of El Capitan. Freschl climbed the route in an all female team of 3, taking two days off work to make a quick ascent of one of the world's largest big walls.
Since returning to Yosemite, Freschl has made a number of significant ascents of the notorious wide climbs in the Valley including Blind Faith on the Rostrum (5.11d), Twilight Zone at the Cookie (5.10d), and the classic long wide test piece of the Steck-Salathe on the Sentinel (Grade IV 5.10b).
This last week, Freschl made an ascent of the Nose of El Capitan (Grade VI 5.9 A2) with two other women. "Even though I had never been up there before, I had enough skills and great teachers to guide me through the experience. It took us one day of fixing and hauling, and then all day Thursday-Saturday to complete the climb. We hiked down on Sunday morning. The climbing is spectacular It is not just the first route up el cap, but a bad-ass one at that. The climbing is thought-provoking, interesting and splitter. The exposure is fierce. "
Freschl talk about her upcoming climbing plans, hoping to climb "More walls on the Captain and maybe take these skills to other big walls in the world. I need to get on Astroman sometime soon; it is my unicorn."