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Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill

Lynn Hill is a living legend. She started climbing at 14, excelled immediately and by her late teens she was the first woman to climb 5.12d. In 1993 she changed the definition of what’s possible in rock climbing with her first free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, one of the most important climbing achievements ever. Lynn balances her time between climbing, running, skiing and raising her son. Read more stories from Lynn on The Cleanest Line.

Articles

Taking Power Back: In Boulder and Beyond

Taking Power Back: In Boulder and Beyond

Nov 8, 2011 November 8, 2011

by Lynn Hill When I first started climbing, I took advantage of any opportunity to escape the city and go climbing in beautiful places with my friends. I still do. But over the years, this freedom and beauty has eroded as the world has become more populated, more polluted,… Read More

Owen and Ruby explore the boulders. Hueco Tanks, Texas. Photo: Lynn Hill

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Apr 10, 2009 April 10, 2009

During spring break last week, my son, Owen, and I joined up with five different families and friends in Hueco Tanks, Texas to enjoy a week of bouldering, camping and a refreshing dose of community-style living. I am a big believer in the saying, “It takes a village to… Read More

Lynn’s Tips: Traversing Techniques

Lynn’s Tips: Traversing Techniques

Mar 7, 2008 March 7, 2008

The weather was so beautiful the other day that I decided to visit one of my favorite local traverses up on Flagstaff (Boulder, CO) called the Monkey Traverse. On this long, overhanging band of rock, I choreographed my own variation that I call Lynnie’s Low Down since it eliminates all… Read More

Eastern Priest

Eastern Priest

Nov 26, 2007 November 26, 2007

The weather in Boulder this fall has been exceptionally warm. I have been enjoying the warm weather to engage in activities such as a small video shoot on a boulder problem in Eldorado Canyon. Normally I don’t allow myself to get sucked into other people’s idea of what they… Read More

Gratitude

Gratitude

Nov 22, 2007 November 22, 2007

by Lynn Hill [Editor's note: On behalf of all the contributors to The Cleanest Line I'd like thank you for visiting the site and for all the thoughtful comments you've left over the past 10 months. I think Lynn sums up the feelings of many, if not all of us… Read More

Dean, Mari and Mike share a laugh. Photo: Lynn Hill

Yosemite Trip

Nov 6, 2007 November 6, 2007

I just arrived home from a brief but pleasant trip to Yosemite Valley, where I was invited to give a presentation at the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) annual meeting. The fall colors were splendid and the climbing temperatures ideal. It was a coming home of sorts, I met… Read More

Motivation

Motivation

Oct 21, 2007 October 21, 2007

I was recently asked a series of questions on the topic of motivation. There are many ways to interpret the word, but by any definition, I don’t think I lack it. What I lack most of all is time. I often have obligations that get in the way of being… Read More

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

I’ve found that the process of setting goals and the accompanying list of tasks “to do” in order to accomplish the goal, is essential in reinforcing my intents and purposes. Virtually every motivation guidebook includes at least one chapter about the proper organization of one’s tasks and goals. It is… Read More

Muscular Balance

Muscular Balance

Oct 20, 2007 October 20, 2007

Overuse injuries in climbing are prevalent these days, especially for ambitious newcomers and people who simply have a hard time listening to their bodies. I know that most athletes are aware of the basic principles of preventative medicine but sometimes we tend to disregard them at the most crucial times. Read More

Breathing and Energy Flow

Breathing and Energy Flow

Oct 19, 2007 October 19, 2007

Over the last several years, many forms of yoga and eastern practices have been adopted into our culture. There is much more awareness about the benefits of meditation, maintaining good posture, and conscious breathing in our practice. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be controlled both… Read More

Petzl Roctrip

Petzl Roctrip

Oct 18, 2007 October 18, 2007

The Petzl RocTrip event in the Red River Gorge this past weekend was certainly “eventful”. This year Petzl joined forces with the RRGCC (Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition) annual fundraiser called, Roctober Fest to help raise money… Read More

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