VIDEO: Rock climber rescued after fall in northern Sierra Nevada

 

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A rock climber has been rescued after falling in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains near Donner Summit.

The 33-year-old from Truckee fell Friday on Snowshed Wall, sustaining major injuries. California Highway Patrol officials say they were able to extract the climber with help from Truckee Fire personnel.

The woman was the lead rock climber while climbing the Nova Express on the Snowshed Wall, which is rated a 5.9/6.0 for difficulty.

After her extraction she was flown to the parking lot of the Sugarbowl ski resort and then taken by helicopter to a hospital.

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