Lynn Hill


Quick Info

Nationality: US
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Date of birth: 03 January 1961

John Long:

I have been all over the world and have had the fortune of doing things with many special people, some famous, some anonymous. But the biggest little hero I’ve ever known is Lynn Hill. The rest of us are just holding her rope. [2]

[1] Half Dome, 1977

[2] https://www.climbandmore.com/climbers/lynn-hill/

Quick Info

Nationality: US
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Date of birth: 03 January 1961
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 7B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8b+
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a

John Long:

I have been all over the world and have had the fortune of doing things with many special people, some famous, some anonymous. But the biggest little hero I’ve ever known is Lynn Hill. The rest of us are just holding her rope. [2]

[1] Half Dome, 1977

[2] https://www.climbandmore.com/climbers/lynn-hill/


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Lynn Hill
Added at 08:02 on 26 February 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 18:03 on 01 March 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 20:02 on 28 February 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 27 February 2021
The Nose (8b+, FA)
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Added at 17:01 on 14 January 2022
The Nose (8b+, FA)
Added at 16:05 on 17 May 2021
Masse Critique (8b+)
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Added at 11:12 on 07 December 2021
Chouca (8a+)
Added at 16:12 on 29 December 2020
Serpentine (8a)
Added at 08:02 on 26 February 2021

Ascents

8 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
1990 Masse Critique 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1990 (approx)

Jean-Baptiste Tribout infamously said "no woman would ever climb a 8b+", in response Lynn flew to France and repeated Tribout's route, and in fewer tries than it took him! [1]

When people say 'it can’t be done', it makes the task all the more interesting.

With this ascent Lynn became the first woman to climb 8b+.

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CXLYhYUoz7d/

1991
1992 Simon 8a (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 1992 (approx)

With this ascent Lynn became the first woman to onsight 8a. [1]

[1] https://www.climbandmore.com/climbers/lynn-hill/

1993 The Nose 8b+ (Lead) 01 Sep 1993 (approx)

A breakthrough free ascent of this iconic aid route. Lynn later went on to make the first in a day free ascent.

The magnificent beauty and historic significance of the line, as well as my own efforts to free it, then later freeing it in a day, made this ascent the most meaningful achievement of my entire climbing career.

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/884132364986273

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/882411198491723

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/871458132920363

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/455131411219706

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/336804179719097

https://www.instagram.com/p/CW4rlZGr7RN/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS63AdRSnl8

1994
1995
1996
1997
1998 Midnight Lightning 7B (Boulder) 01 Jan 1998 (approx)

First female ascent.

To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1998 (approx)

First female ascent.

1999 Scarface 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1999 (approx)

First female ascent.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
The Nose 8b+ (Lead) 01 Sep 1993 (approx)

A breakthrough free ascent of this iconic aid route. Lynn later went on to make the first in a day free ascent.

The magnificent beauty and historic significance of the line, as well as my own efforts to free it, then later freeing it in a day, made this ascent the most meaningful achievement of my entire climbing career.

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/884132364986273

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/882411198491723

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/871458132920363

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/455131411219706

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/336804179719097

https://www.instagram.com/p/CW4rlZGr7RN/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS63AdRSnl8

Masse Critique 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1990 (approx)

Jean-Baptiste Tribout infamously said "no woman would ever climb a 8b+", in response Lynn flew to France and repeated Tribout's route, and in fewer tries than it took him! [1]

When people say 'it can’t be done', it makes the task all the more interesting.

With this ascent Lynn became the first woman to climb 8b+.

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CXLYhYUoz7d/

To Bolt or Not to Be 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1998 (approx)

First female ascent.

Scarface 8b+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1999 (approx)

First female ascent.

Chouca 8a+ (Lead)
Simon 8a (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 1992 (approx)

With this ascent Lynn became the first woman to onsight 8a. [1]

[1] https://www.climbandmore.com/climbers/lynn-hill/

Serpentine 8a (Lead)

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/3450629271669890

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Midnight Lightning 7B (Boulder) 01 Jan 1998 (approx)

First female ascent.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date