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Anastasia

climber
Not here
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!
:)AF
gimmeslack

Trad climber
VA
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.
Chip

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

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

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.
Thorgon

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,
Thor
PP

Trad climber
SF,CA
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.
maldaly

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

climber
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.
jo-lynne
klk

Trad climber
cali
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.

JuanDeFuca

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

Juan
Paulina

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.
GOclimb

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.

GO
eeyonkee

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).
Anastasia

climber
Not here
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?
AF
Anastasia

climber
Not here
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2009 - 02:58pm PT
Lynn? Bad with money? Never... She is the stable one. Shush your mouth Fattrad!
malabarista

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.
Evel

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

climber
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.

Chris2

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

climber
Not here
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2009 - 03:08pm PT
Fattrad,
Nothing is going on! LOL Now can you give kudos without a reason of tragedy, drama, etc? Sometimes people need to be appreciated... Ever feel that way? I do all the time, especially when I'm helping out my family and they just assume that's a given.

Now post up before I need to grab a big stick and start pounding all of ya!
AF
hagerty

Social climber
A Sandy Area South of a Salty Lake
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:15pm PT
Anastasia wrote:
>Why do we need a big excuse to give kudos to a fellow human being? <
It appears that in general on ST, and certainly in this thread, it's not seeking a "big excuse", but much more an expression of genuine concern and caring. Sometimes people like to relate how they may have dealt with a similar situation, so it can help if they knew what's up.

Lynn has always been an inspiration to me, going way bitd to regularly running into her (figuratively, folks!) in the Gunks.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:19pm PT
Lynn Hill always inspired me, from her routes at my local crag to her accomplishments worldwide. Style and grace. I wore Bambas for a while too...

Here's the LHMFP
Jello

Social climber
No Ut
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:43pm PT
How could anyone who appreciates honesty, integrity, talent and hard work not be in Lynn's corner. And how could anyone who's been graced by her beautiful, unflinching gaze not fall under her spell?

Thank you Lynn, for just...being you.

-Jeff
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:46pm PT
Go Lynn!!!

Hey Lynn, remember the slabs approach to Half Dome with Charlie Rowe in what...78?
Yeah, that was me showing you two the way.
You rock, and always have.
Cheers,
Bruce
Fletcher

Trad climber
the end of the world as we know it, & I feel fine.
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:51pm PT
That first shot Zombi posted is the one I have hanging up over my dresser... (along with Peter Croft waltzing across some exposed arete on Mt. Humphreys). Inspiration indeed! Thanks Lynn.

Eric
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:58pm PT
I have posted this little tidbit several times over the years, but it still comes to mind.

Lynn came to Cleveland to give a slide show shortly after her one day free ascent of the Nose. I took my two little girls who were about 10 and 12 years old. Although I knew she had free climbed the Nose, I had not been following climbing since the late 70s.

My girls were interested in the presentation, but it didn't mean any thing special to them and, as figure skaters, they were used to seeing women doing hard stuff. But it did to me. As Lynn described the huge amount of time and effort to work the pitches, I immediately linked it back to the mid-70s when Ken Wilson, the editor of Mountain Magazine, and I had to decide how to report first ascents that relied on sever working of the leads. The thought going through my head was "So this is the legacy of Ray Jardine."

In those few moments when I mentally traversed 20 years, not going from the present backwards but from the my most recent experience 20 years earlier to the present, I felt as if I had been shot into the future. It was a very cool experience to see such beautiful climbing come out of what had been considered an inferior style. Imagine rapping in from the top to work a pitch!

I still have the poster that Lynn signed for my kids. She didn't recognize me and I didn't say anything.

I always loved that the first free ascent of El Cap was by a women. When I started climbing, male climbers really didn't believe that women could climb hard. Lynn's ascent felt like a vindication.

I told Lynn that I was a little sad when it was finally repeated. But she wasn’t. She was happy that Tommy and Beth had repeated the route. I am sure that the whole the whole ‘little fingers’ excuse was put to rest. Just a regular 5th class clime, I guess.

So Anastasia, you can just put that whupping stick down, okay?
richross

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 03:59pm PT
Lynn, Good to see you at the Gunks reunion last year.Rich


LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:05pm PT
my numero uno Hero! serious person and fantastic climber!
FinnMaCoul

Trad climber
Green Mountains, Vermont
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:24pm PT
I remember being awestruck watching her climb near my party in the Gunks when I was a teenager. I was doing some of my first multi-pitch routes and was delirious with the exposure. It was a privelege to watch a legend climbing with such grace and power. Truly an inspirational and unforgotten clinic for a young climber.
richross

Trad climber
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:27pm PT
On Henry Barber's True Grip.

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:37pm PT
hanging on the wall in the office...


Barbarian

Trad climber
slowly dying in the OC
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:45pm PT
The PTO moms at our local elementary scholl have a "Women in History" program. Each year a dozen or so women dress up as women who have inspired them and present a first-person biography to the students. My wife has been part of this for years. One year I suggested that one of the women represent Lynn Hill.
"Lynn who?" she asked.
I took a few minutes to describe Lynn and her many accomplishments.
"Wow! She sounds amazing!"
I lent the woman a harness, small rack, rope and chalkbag for her accessories. She researched Lynn in books and on the internet and wrote a nice little biography.
On the big day, the women gave their presentations and handed out little "trading cards". Many great women were represented: Supreme Court Justices, astronauts, doctors, Mother Theresa...and Lynn Hill.
That was several years ago. I have watched these kids grow up ... they are in high school now. I ran into a couple of them in a coffee shop a couple of month ago. It was almost time for the annual program, so, out of curiosity, I asked the girls who they remembered from the previous programs. All those fabulous women, and whose name was the one that came up? Not Mother Theresa. Not Sandra Day O'Conner. Not Eleanor Roosevelt. Not Amelia Earhart. Every single girl came up with the same name - Lynn Hill.
Lynn, you rocked our generation, and now your rockin the next one. Keep it up!
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jun 10, 2009 - 04:58pm PT
Anastasia is RIGHT ON.....sometimes it's cool to give people good vibes just because. For all Lynn has done for the sport of climbing she should be outwardly appreciated. Good to hear she's doing well and probably still out climbs everyone else, is humble about it and does no self promotion(always good), is beautiful(as always)and in general is a dang good person. Lynnie I appreciate all you've done and how much you've inspired many of us for decades now!
Peace
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jun 10, 2009 - 05:18pm PT
Lynn Hill at 19, Red Rocks.

Photo by Blitzo.
dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Jun 10, 2009 - 05:24pm PT
It’s hard to say enough about Lynn Hill, Everyone loves Lynn! How can one not?

Bruce.
Evel

Trad climber
the cliffs of insanity
Jun 10, 2009 - 05:37pm PT
I think it would be very nice to hear from the lady herself......

What say Lynn,,,,anything?
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Austin, Texas
Jun 10, 2009 - 05:54pm PT
I remember when she came to Reimer's in cen tex and I asked her what she thought of the place, and she said "there are alot of dogs" funny.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 10, 2009 - 07:03pm PT
She's one of my all-time hero(ine)s!
Yay! Lynn!
dogtown

climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Jun 10, 2009 - 07:09pm PT
I remember when she made me and my boy’s look like Idiots on rude boys at Smith. It was fun too watch!

Bruce.
#310

Social climber
Telluride, CO
Jun 10, 2009 - 07:54pm PT
Go Lynn - you are the best. I promise to be home for you and Owen to visit my pile of wierd metal the next time you are in T'ride. You rocked the T'ride climbing scene back in 1979.

Kathy
deeski

Trad climber
North Carolina
Jun 10, 2009 - 11:37pm PT
Lynn...for many years it has been the tradition at the NC Outward Bound School to show your video on climbing the Nose to students during the climbing section of their course. The night before they do their multi-pitch climb on Table Rock Mountain they have their one opportunity during their course to actually come inside at our Basecamp and hear a presentation on the "History of Rock Climbing" followed by the showing of your video. Even when other great climbing videos and DVDs have come out your story was the top choice of the instructors and the climbing staff for the students. We had shown it so many times that it finally wore out a few days before I traveled back to Telluride for Mountainfilm several years ago. I told you about our tradition and the video.... and when I returned to Outward Bound there were 2 new videos there waiting. Thank you again for your gift and the tradition continues!!
Dee
Fletcher

Trad climber
the end of the world as we know it, & I feel fine.
Jun 11, 2009 - 12:51am PT
Barbarian, that is an awesome story... thanks!

Eric
10b4me

Ice climber
Rustys Saloon
Jun 11, 2009 - 12:54am PT
had her autograph her book Climbing Free for me a few years ago.
Lynn was very nice, and took interest in my climbing adventures.
you rock Lynn.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 11, 2009 - 12:59am PT
hey there, say, lynne..

god bless to you, in all you do...
may the fullness of who you are, make your friends' lives richer by far...

when sadly, some do pass away...
remember that you did your part, to make wonderful, their day...

now then, too, you must take care and remember you...
and not be too blue...

life goes on for a reasons...
and you must make the best of our seasons...

and someday the time will come...
when you look back on a road, well done...

being part of new lives and new adventures, needs to come...
so you will have run your course, grandly, when the years are done...

god bless... set a spell, think, learn, and smile, and press on...



so
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 11, 2009 - 01:01am PT
hey there, say... thanks for the story barbarian.. and thanks to blitzo for the photo...

wonderful stuff to learn here... :)
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 11, 2009 - 08:47am PT
Lynn Hill rocks! Back in the late 70s and early 80s, I watched her shred at JT many times. She's a phee-nom, and was a huge inspiration to my wife. I've always appreciated her positive, focused, kind of understated presence on the scene. She lets her climbing do the talking. Silent spray (spray not being used derogatorily here).
The Real Perez Hilton

Social climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 11, 2009 - 09:30am PT
yawn
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 01:30am PT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxRpeFQmyQ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvocXLyMDkc


Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 13, 2009 - 01:34am PT
Never got to meet Lynn, but Dan was a big fan of hers. Thought she was superior on the rock. Peace and Joy of Life to you Lynn Hill.....
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jun 13, 2009 - 02:57pm PT
Just a bump to add that I've known Lynn (perhaps not well,) since we were teenagers at Joshua Tree and have always admired her. What an inspirational figure for both climbers and humans in general! Peace, Michael Paul.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:49am PT
wrong lynn, but BUMP!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 23, 2012 - 10:45am PT

For sure, a REAL CLASS ACT!!!!
Borut

Mountain climber
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:17am PT
Applause, Applause to the Lady's Nose
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:21am PT
I remember hanging in the Valley sometime in the 70's and hearing about this girl who was smoking hard 5.11. Thought, naw not a girl. I was ah, Wrong!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Lynn uses her well deserved celebrity to advocate for environmental concerns. Huge respect for a beautiful human. Love ya Lynn.

Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Lots of people Lurk and don't post. I think in many ways it is smart because people do twist words and create drama, etc.

I don't see why she needs to "post" in order to be relevant on a climbing forum.

Seriously,
AFS
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:52am PT
I have met her a couple of times. She autographed her book for me.

Dr. F, she probably has better things to do than post here.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
I had the lucky opportunity to work on her almost a year ago. Her shoulder had been giving her issues. It was nice of her to write a testimonial for my massage biz. Thanks again Lynn
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
Lynn is the Nazzzzz...or as the french would say Le Super Mutant!

Great interview with her here:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1867803&msg=2001586#msg2001586
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Climbing legend
Hard working Mom
Environmental champion
Hot looking lady
Class act.

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Dec 23, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Lynn, if you're reading this.... I'll probably never get a chance to meet you, but I would be honored to shake your hand. There's an unbeatable elegance to the way you move on the rock. Thanks for being.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 06:54pm PT



^
What a pair! I would be honored just to be around for that meeting. Makes me smile thinking of it.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Dec 23, 2012 - 08:04pm PT
I remember when Lynn slept in the dirt at Camp 4 like the rest of us and appreciate that connection.
One day I watched her top rope the Acid Crack with such effortless grace I felt compelled to give it a go myself.
After flailing for a while I really appreciated how much better a climber she was than I'd EVER BE.
When she freed the Nose she took her rightful place in the history books as one of the world's best climbers, something we can all appreciate.

Respect,

PB
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
I am hoping that Lynn will be able to speak at the Oakdale Festival 2013 but haven't heard back yet.

Lynn is one of my heroes and I have cheered her on from afar. Serious athlete from the Nose to the World Cup!

Tom Frost has mentioned to me that the weekend climbers of the sixties used to joke nervously about what was going to happen when real athletes entered climbing. We now know...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 23, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
I agree Steve.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 23, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
I met her once at Neptune Mountaineering. My climbing partner heard one of the clerks say, "Hi Lynn". My partner nearly knocked everyone over to introduce himself and shake her hand.

I wandered over(not that I didn't want to meet her. I was just a little embarrassed by my friend), I said "Hi" shook her hand. She said "Nice hat". I was wearing one of my Tam O'Shanter's. I was was walking on cloud 9 after that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam_o'_Shanter_(cap)

Lynn is tops in my book.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 10, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Lynn Hill presented in Vertical April 1992:
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 10, 2013 - 04:40pm PT

She's still numero uno!
Anastasia

climber
Home
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Yes, she very much is... You can't replace someone that significant.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Mar 10, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
I belong to a generation of climbers who define success by style: for us, free climbing is a philosophy and a way of life. Our approach to the rock—clean, traditional climbing, with the least dependence on equipment. Lynn Hill
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:22pm PT

patience:

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:06pm PT

Lynn Hill Climbing Free Trailer

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Lyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyynnnny!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Yessir .. er .. ma'am.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 25, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Bump for Largo's Angel!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 26, 2013 - 12:55pm PT

Largo's Angel from another angle...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 26, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Oooooooo La La!

Vive Le Super Mutant!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:30pm PT

Bump for the AWESOME Lynnie!!!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Wow,

Olympic level athlete AND stunning beauty.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 11, 2014 - 09:42am PT

Here's another example of the high French and European appreciation of Lynn Hill - Grimper n. 15 1996: Portrait Lynn Hill Entre Les Lignes.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:42am PT

Lynn Hill - Fittest of Them All - Lady Athlete October 1981 - Vol 3 Number 10

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:53am PT
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:55am PT
Just talked to lynn on the phone a few minutes ago;..she wanted to sent some books to joshua tree for the Gilje fundraiser-party. She will be out of country so won't be able to attend, but that was way cool of her to "step up" and help out. Horray for Lynn!

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Feb 21, 2015 - 12:27pm PT
I totally appreciate Lynn !

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 21, 2015 - 01:00pm PT
Much love for wingspan Lynnie, and standing back to back, whozz taller?
We used to call it ape index but today I'm sure that that would be seen as me being me
Nor weed again!
Norwegian.
I have the New York times piece but no scanner </;+0 silly symbol wearing a hat!
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 21, 2015 - 01:11pm PT
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Feb 21, 2015 - 01:12pm PT
Lynn's at least as tall as Eli (when he was 11)

Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Feb 21, 2015 - 02:23pm PT
Lynne looks in regularly on my friend Wayne while he logs sheet-time recovering from TBI. Massages him, chats him up and gives him therapeutic smooches. She's aces! But you knew that....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Feb 21, 2015 - 02:28pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 21, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
TRUE THAT!! SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN 120%

LOVE AND HEALING, PRAYERS MAY THE FOG BE BANISHED FROM THE GREAT
WAYNE CRILL
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 21, 2015 - 02:59pm PT
Lynn maybe petite, but what a giant of a climber.
She's AWESOME!!!!
dindolino32

climber
san francisco
Feb 22, 2015 - 08:42am PT
I've had amazing experiences with my wife directly due to Lynn inspiring my short little wife to keep climbing. Now my wife is a great climber and we have had amazing times. Thanks Lynn!
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Apr 23, 2015 - 06:36pm PT
Lynn just did a AMA over on Reddit.
If you ask her a question nicely she will be back tomorrow to respond.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/33n893/i_am_lynn_hill_the_first_female_climber_to_free/
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 23, 2015 - 07:11pm PT

A real class act. Certainly deserves accolades!

Yay for Lynnie!!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
Apr 25, 2015 - 08:26am PT
Lynn emanating the force of healing for Dr Thrill.
By the way Wayne continues to progress. He was also just awarded his 1st US patent for a Denghe Fever vaccine.
philo

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
Apr 30, 2015 - 08:01pm PT
Bump for Lynnie she just adopted a puppy.
David Plotnikoff

Mountain climber
Emerald Hills, CA
Apr 30, 2015 - 09:20pm PT
This woman is the real deal -- a completely class act. Not only is she a great climber (I would say "greatest woman climber" but that would be to denigrate her achievements) but a great human as well.

My daughter, Alex, met her at Stanford University last year and was simply blown away by Lynn's easygoing and accessible nature. She is everything you want a role model to be, and then some. Long may she run. DP
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
May 1, 2015 - 03:31am PT
I missed the live Q &A argh ??
Well I am absolutely consistent and I cannot turn back time now and I could not turn back time when I was lucky enough to be around Lynn Hill!

And in all the response from every one - you must be blushing!
Do you blush at all this gushing? I want to gush too but I won't

Thank you for showing up again and again as the same person
Down to earth in four generations and still hard as nails !!

A Scott!! Ha ! Had I forgotten that? Was the isle of Skye ever on
A Lynn Hill hit list you need to go to Skye it is as amazing as 'Gorda'
In a different way, a Scottish way!!




Hey sis happy birthday you punter go climb a rock !
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 2, 2015 - 11:51am PT

Norwegian Sindre Bø interviewing Lynn Hill during her recent visit to Norway: http://theverticaldream.blogspot.no/2015_08_01_archive.html. Very funny... and in Norwegian...
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Sep 2, 2015 - 01:33pm PT
Lynn rocks!! Super nice. Fun to climb with.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Sep 2, 2015 - 01:34pm PT
Lynn having fun!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Sep 2, 2015 - 01:45pm PT
She's the best.

And I don't mean climber.
Mr_T

Trad climber
Northern California
Sep 2, 2015 - 02:01pm PT
Still going strong!

She's on Google Maps footage of the Nose:
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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 2, 2015 - 02:03pm PT

Frumy, you hit the nail on the head!
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Oct 8, 2015 - 06:16pm PT
BBST
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:54am PT

Lynn Hill - Grimpeuse d'Exception (Exceptional Climber) - AlpiRando 177, June 1994
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2015 - 10:58am PT

Lynn Hill - Grimpeuse d'Exception continues
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 21, 2015 - 11:38am PT
Still amazing, after all these years.
You ROCK, Lynnie!
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Nov 21, 2015 - 12:25pm PT
Never met, always wanted to. I'd be honored to shake your hand, Lynn - if you'll promise not to crush mine!
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Nov 21, 2015 - 04:39pm PT
Me and Lynn had some good times in the late 70s
I knew her when she was about 14
and climbed a bunch with her, her brother, and sister and her husband out at Josh

They were all super great folks
I would also see Lynn at my high school once in awhile, she was 2 years behind me, Canyon High in Anaheim Hills.

Of course we all knew that she was a gifted climber, the years of gymnastics in her younger years was a perfect pre-climbing fitness program.

I was there when she did the LHMBP. We all tried it before over the years and couldn't hang in there to top out.
but one day we had a great posse of Lynn, M&M, Largo and who knows else. she went up on it and hung on for about a half an hour on the thing, working that last section that we all gave up on. She worked it and worked it until she finally pulled it off.
That's why we named it the Lynn Hill Memorial Boulder problem (LHMBP)
she deserved her own problem.

We did Mt. Watkins one summer, slept in the same sleeping bag

as Elaine from Seinfeld would say
"we slept head to toe, so it's safe"

and as Jerry notes "but the middle is still at the same spot"

Is she here on ST?
maybe I should check?

d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Nov 21, 2015 - 04:46pm PT
Met Lynn at the elephants perch one day.
Classy lady and she smoked the route of her choice.
Inspired me to do my best!

love and respect.
Craig Fry

Trad climber
So Cal.
Nov 21, 2015 - 04:57pm PT
Thanks for the update

my check came up negative
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Nov 21, 2015 - 05:46pm PT
The portrait Marlowe posts is one of the best I've seen of Lynn.

Craig, kinda thinking Lynn's not Lollie..........but I could be wrong.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 21, 2015 - 07:22pm PT

Russ--shame on you!!!!

hee hee hee. . .
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 28, 2016 - 02:09pm PT
Bump for great technique, power, wisdom and a BADASS climbing resume.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 30, 2016 - 05:07pm PT

Lake gordon and lynn hill....
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 30, 2016 - 05:09pm PT

New years eve a few years back..
covelocos

Trad climber
Apr 30, 2016 - 05:30pm PT
Reading around in Lynn's book the other day, I may have come upon the single most poignant climbing question ever asked. When Lynn arrived at the belay beyond the Great Roof, Mari asked her, "Think it'll go free?".
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Apr 30, 2016 - 07:30pm PT
My strongest friend !

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 11, 2016 - 01:54am PT

Her strength is legendary in France too...

AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 11, 2016 - 09:13am PT
Does her son climb?
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Jun 11, 2016 - 12:15pm PT
Thanks for all the inspiration and stories Lynn!

http://lynnhillclimbing.com/

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 3, 2016 - 10:32am PT

Just a reminder in these poster times...

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 31, 2016 - 06:13pm PT
Spend the weekend in JT at the Lynn Hill Experience, hosted by Seth and Sabra (Cliffhanger Guides) at the Sethspool. Lynn, Seth and Sabra, the guides Kelly and Mike (there were others I think?), and the other 12 clients made it an amazing event. Not sure if Lynn will doing more of these clinics, but if you ever get the chance, do it. Deep down I am a cheap dirtbag and the $1k cost is something I would not ordinarily do. The coaching and climbing was maybe 20% of the value, the Sethspool grub, massages and hospitality 20%, the stoke was at least 500% of the balance.

Lynn is an incredible climber and an equally great person. She is humble and does not spray about her accomplishment. She took an genuine interest in everyone regardless of their ability. This was most evident when she was belayed Sonya, a deaf lady who participated with her interpreter Megan. Megan was off on a different rope and Lynn was belaying Sonya. They had worked out hand signals for the basic commands, and Sonya trailed a line that the Lynn could tug on to get her attention. Lynn took on the belay with enthusiasm and coached Sonya up the climb with hand gestures and pantomime on the ground. It was inspiring to watch, it was evident that Lynn gives 110% on everything she does.

It was a great experience to hang out with Megan and Sonya for 3 days because I had never been exposed to deaf culture (their phrase) and it was fascinating to learn about their world and great to see the boundaries vanish. I think it was Megan's first outdoor climbing and it was cool to see her make great progress.

Does her son climb?

Owen is 13 and is a great kid and he does not climb seriously. He scrambles around but is not into technical climbing. Lynn is an awesome parent and does not push it on him. I respect that because I have been at crags with climbing parents who would yell at kids they were grooming to be the next superstar, not cool for the kid.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 31, 2016 - 07:05pm PT

That's why she's the best. . .
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 31, 2016 - 08:04pm PT
Was fortunate enough to be around. A few shots of Lynn floating up the rock in her halloween gear.





Upset with camera malfunctions and tired from a busy weekend I missed the best shot of the day....when Lynn cut loose and hung by her fingers.
Great to see you Jon Beck. Best $ you'll ever spend.










jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Nov 1, 2016 - 07:06am PT
Craggin with Lynn is a good thing.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 1, 2016 - 07:18am PT
Great weekend, Jim was very gratefull to spend some one on one with Lynn.
Peace
roddymc

Trad climber
California
Nov 1, 2016 - 10:06am PT
The Lynn Hill Experience hosted by Cliffhanger Guides in Joshua Tree...what a cool gathering!!! I work for Cliffhanger but was not one of the guides running the event...just got to chat with Lynn one evening...she is SO nice! Even though she had already met a ton of new people during the event, when we met she showed real interest, asked questions about me and my wife, and was 100% present during our conversation (despite lots of people around, dinner being served, etc). WHAT AN INSPIRING PERSON!!!
the goat

climber
north central WA
Nov 1, 2016 - 10:12am PT
Who's autographing whose guidebook? Damn, a few legends in the same place, wish I was there.
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Nov 1, 2016 - 10:16am PT
For a second there I thought "Wow, I don't remember Bridwell being that tall".

And then I was like "Oh, right. Clark.....Lynn Got it" Lol.

ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Nov 1, 2016 - 11:39am PT
I carry some photo's of Jim for occasions like this. I showed Clark some of them and he was stoked to have some....he was like a kid at Christmas...I had always assumed he had photos etc., of Jim from over the years, but Jim signed some and Clark was stoked. Lynn saw Jim signing and asked what was up. Showed her the photos and she too wanted some words from Jim and signed photo. It was really cool watching this transpire and see them interact in this way. So that's my book, "Valley Climbers" which Lynn signed for me and Jim has a photo for Lynn in his hand using the book as a platform.
Peace
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:15pm PT
Looks like some wonderful climbing weather.....
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 1, 2016 - 12:51pm PT
Lynn hitting Jim up for an autograph is awesome. Great to see you guys out there Ron. Getting belayed by Lynn on a climb I could not do (Big Moe) will be my most memorable climb I failed on! That was Lynn on Big Moe that our Lynne posted pics of earlier. Great seeing you this weekend Lynne.

Lynn beat Martina Navratilova in the swimming portion of one of those early reality TV shows. She was actually a good swimmer before going into gymnastics. Is there anything she is not good at?

Looks like some wonderful climbing weather.....

Could not have asked for better weather all three days. JT season is on!!!
slabbo

Trad climber
colo south
Nov 1, 2016 - 02:37pm PT
Great pics of Lynn on the MOE !

With the Nose again back in the news, 23 years since the ffa and still no onsight..pretty remarkable.

geiger

Trad climber
Doylestown pa
Nov 1, 2016 - 06:33pm PT
I have had the pleasure of meeting Lynn years ago. She is a remarkable woman. I shared her book with the teenage girls on our local climbing team to show them how strong they can be. She is a great model of a real person for these girls to look up.
Polar Bear

Mountain climber
Moraga, California
Nov 1, 2016 - 09:50pm PT
An Honor and Pleasure meeting Lynn at the 2015 Yosemite Facelift! Steve Thaw
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Mar 16, 2017 - 08:15am PT
INTERVIEW: Lynn Hill - Climbing Free
by Natalie Berry - UKC 08/Mar/2017

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=9151&utm_campaign=ukc_2017_10&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ukc_newsletter

http://lynnhillclimbing.com/
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 4, 2018 - 07:43am PT

Zeitgeistminds Oct. 2017- Lynn Hill, Tommy Caldwell & Rebecca Jarvis - Building Momentum: https://www.zeitgeistminds.com/talk/5005792302333952/lynn-hill-tommy-caldwell-rebecca-jarvis-building-momentum-lynn-hill

Anyone who has dedicated their life to a sport for more than a decade will know that it takes a strong sense of commitment and perseverance. After over 40 years of climbing, Hill seems as psyched as ever, and continues to improve her climbing methodically.

“I think that maybe I’m unusual in that I haven’t really felt burned out,” said Hill. “But I’ve tried to maintain balance in my lifestyle as a climber. I do the kind of climbing that has meaning for me and I don’t let the various forces around me destroy my sense of freedom and enjoyment of climbing. I’m a lifer and I want to climb for as long as my body will allow. I don’t really care about the grades and I don’t really care if I plateau.”

“I’m 56 years old now and I want to climb and feel good when I climb,” added Hill. “I think it’s better to under-do it rather than over-do it. I try to have fun with my climbing. I like to warm up, push myself a little bit and then just go home. I’m probably climbing better now in a certain aspect. Although I might not be stronger, I feel like I haven’t lost much since those days for a combination of reasons; I try to be as fluid and efficient as possible. This started out as part of my mental training while preparing for the Nose. I focused on optimizing every movement and maintaining an efficient flow of movement while conserving my energy so that I could climb 5.14, 2,500 feet off the ground. I feel like I’ve become a better climber over the years through the process of analyzing my own technique as well as that of other people for instruction purposes.”

In the mid 90s it was common to hear Lynn Hill referred to (perhaps rightfully so) as the best climber in the World.

“I don’t agree with being called the “best climber in the World,” said Hill. “I did something that nobody had done before, and I would agree that I was in a small group of top climbers capable of making such an ascent. There were other amazing climbers in various places throughout Europe who were doing some cutting edge routes at that time. I think being able to do the first free ascent of such a historic route got a lot of people’s attention. If anyone had been able to do it before me, they would have, because it was a prize waiting to be grabbed. I had developed my skills as a traditional climber growing up in southern California and climbing in places such as Joshua Tree and Yosemite. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, there was no access to the Internet and most American climbers weren’t really aware of what was happening overseas.” Because I traveled to various places in Europe during a pivotal time in the development of free climbing, I developed the necessary strength and skills that other Americans had not developed yet, I did my first 5.14 between competitions in France back in 1990 when there was a single route rated 5.14 in America.

While Lynn’s achievement of climbing the Nose was followed by a large amount of positive and supportive behavior, she was also unfortunately met with some negative, sexist attitudes.

“It was unusual that I was able to do [the Nose], and of course because I’m a small women some men made comments such as “She was able to do it because she has such small fingers” or “she could fit better inside the corner (Changing Corners),” said Hill. “Both are true facts, but there were other sections of the route that was perhaps more difficult for me because of my small size. I think those statements indicate hints of that jealousy that come from sexism and the idea that men always have to be better – if a woman does something before a man, some men try to find a reason to undermine the achievement instead of just recognizing the beauty and vision of the ascent. No matter what size you are, you still have to be a very good climber to free climb the Nose, so why couldn’t they accept the fact that a woman is capable of making such a breakthrough ascent? I don’t see a point in dwelling on people’s small-minded ego problems. It’s not my problem, it’s their problem.”

https://cliffhangerguides.com/news/deep-thoughts-with-lynn-hill/
silverplume

Trad climber
Boulder
Oct 4, 2018 - 09:05am PT
Rumor has it that Lynn is making another go at The Nose in celebration of 25 years since her first free ascent. She talked about it a bit at the Access Fund event recently.
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