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
Lynn Hill is a living legend. Few have accomplished an athletic feat more than a decade before anyone else- man or woman. Lynn changed the definition of what is possible in rock climbing with her first free ascent of the most famous big wall climb in the world called The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. Over nineteen years later, Tommy Caldwell and Lynn are still the only two people in the world to have succeeded in making an all free one-day ascent of The Nose.
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“For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It’s a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being is what allows me to experience moments of true freedom and harmony.”
Lynn Hill: The Nose
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.
“Man or woman, you have to have the mental characteristics, the ability to concentrate, the focus, the flexibility, where women have the advantage, and strength-to-weight ratio. It does depend on the raw power.”
Lynn Hill: Midnight Lightning
Lynn Hill on Patience
Lynn Hill: Golden Boy 5.13b, Red River Gorge
Lynn Hill: Madagascar
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. "