Lynn Hill Appreciation


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Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 10, 2009 - 11:47am PT
It's time we send Lynn some good vibes. She needs it! So post up people, let us make her day!

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 11:55am PT
Don'know her personally, but have always had the impression that in addition to being an awesome climber, she's a fine human being.

Trad climber
Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Jun 10, 2009 - 11:56am PT
Lynne's quote, "there aren't any reach problems, only power problems" has taught me to shut the pie hole and do my best with what I've got.
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 10, 2009 - 12:15pm PT
"It goes, boys."

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jun 10, 2009 - 12:22pm PT
I admire her very much. I ate up "Climbing Free" with a spoon. I am sending her good energy and I know all women climbers are behind her. (Not that men aren't, too, but we've definitely got her back.

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 10, 2009 - 12:24pm PT
I met her at one of her many slideshows and a few years later at a trade show in Salt Lake City. She is a super example of an elite climber! To have that much talent and humility is a rare combination!

Kudos Lynn,

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:07pm PT
what's going on with Lynn? I spent some time climbing with her in France. She is a really good person and very little ego.

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:10pm PT
Yeah, Lynn!!!!
tinker b

the commonwealth
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:22pm PT
i've never met her, but i hung out slacklining over the merced with owen when he was two and a half. one of the cooler kids i have hung out with (which is saying a bit.) i've never met a rad kid who didn't have an amazing mom. whatever is going on i am sending thoughts your way, lynn.
how could a short woman,major badass, named lynn not be my superhero.

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:32pm PT
One of the most important rock climbers ever, in any area or genre.

Never knew her well, but she was always really friendly and enthusiastic--

Few folks achieve at a truly elite level, and even fewer do it without turning into narcissists or walking cliches or even sociopaths. We've all been pretty lucky to be around during her tenure.


Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:34pm PT
What is wrong with Lynn?


Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 01:58pm PT
Big admirer of Lynn Hill here. Zombi, thanks for the great photo! :-)

Edit: I meant the first one, but the second one isn't bad either.

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Jun 10, 2009 - 02:09pm PT
It's time we send Lynn some good vibes. She needs it!

Huh? I met her and Owen just a few weeks ago, and all seemed well. I'm hoping you're mistaken, but I don't know - dunno what you're referring to, even.


Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jun 10, 2009 - 02:52pm PT
I've seen her within the last week at The Spot Bouldering gym. Looked fine to me (very fine).

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
Lynn's just blue over the loss of a few friends. I think climbing is hard on it's athletes.

Anyway, why do we need a big excuse to give kudos to a fellow human being? Especially one this good?

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2009 - 02:58pm PT
Lynn? Bad with money? Never... She is the stable one. Shush your mouth Fattrad!

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:01pm PT
She's who got me into rock climbing, and set my sights on El Cap. I realized there was an entire world that I wanted to be a part of that had its own vast hidden internal greatness (relative to the outside world and its values).

I've always been inspired by females that "can and do" in whatever they choose. All my life I've been sick of the snakey types of females that get by on being manipulators, thieves and who thrive on taking a secondary role. Those types reinforce the old paradigms of suppression of the female. I thank Lynn Hill for showing the proper way and for being an example of what to look for in a woman.

Trad climber
the cliffs of insanity
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:05pm PT
Check Websters for the definition of seriously bad ass women and it should say See Lynn Hill!!

Cheers Lynn, And thanks for years of inspiration.
Double D

Jun 10, 2009 - 03:05pm PT
Way BITD when Lynn first came on to the climbing scene we used to boulder together. It always ended up that I watched in amazement as she had to do 3-4 moves to my one and held things that I couldn't even dream of hanging on to.

She's an awesome, awe-inspiring woman who has completely burst the bubble of the "Boys Club." I have often used her as an example in motivational talks because she not only had/has the vision...but she also has the perseverance to seal the deal.


Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:08pm PT
Lynn who???
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