LYNN HILL

The Legend

Date of birth: January 3, 1961

Born: Detroit, Michigan

Residence: Boulder, Colorado

Height:5 ft 2 in (1.57 cm)

Weight: 110 lbs

Profession:  Rock Climber 

Hardest Redpoint: 5.14a (8b+)

Hardest Onsight: 5.13b(8a)

First Free Ascent of The Nose of El Capitan

First Woman to redpoint a 5.14

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LYNN HILL VIDEOS

The Orb 5.13b is a short, bouldery and heinous sport climb in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. Lynn Hill and friend Fred Knapp test their wits and enjoy the process of trying and climbing hard in the shadow of Castle Rock.

In 1993, Lynn Hill became the first person, male or female to free climb The Nose. The following year, 1994 she surpassed this achievement by becoming the first person to free climb the entire route in 24 hours. It remained unrepeated for 10 years.

Midnight Lightning has been described as the world's most famous bouldering problem in Camp 4, Yosemite Valley. The first ascent was by Ron Kauk and the first female ascent was done by Lynn Hill in 1998

In this climbing technique video Lynn Hill demonstrates and talks about how to be patient and how to visualize the movement while resting

On November 8, 2008, Lynn Hill onsighted Golden Boy 5.15b/9b at the Red River Gorge Kentucky.

In 1999 Lynn Hill led the first all female team to Tsaranora Massif, a remote region in southern Madagascar. This is the most difficult technical route ever established by a team of women.

" Achievement is not about what you've done, but what you've gained from your experience. "

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