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Lynn Hill, b. 1961, USA

1979

Ophir Broke II 5.12d, Telluride, first free ascent and first female ascent of the grade, with John Long.

Though I did the FFA of this route, the guidebook to the Ophir Wall credits John with the FFA, probably because in 1980 I was an unknown climber, just a protégé of Largo.

Pea Brain 5.12d, Independence Pass, Colorado, first free ascent and first female ascent of the grade, with John Long.

Stairway to Heaven III 5.12, Tahquitz Rock, California, first free ascent, with Long and Tim Powell.

The Nose, El Capitan, ascent, with Mari Gingery

The Shield, El Capitan, ascent, with Mari Gingery

We learned to use Copperheads, hooks, Bashies, knife-blades, RURPs, and all that stuff. We learned a lot about aid climbing on those routes.

 


Sources:

Helweg Jörgen, Lynn Hill Interview „Mountain“  1991, no 139, p. 40 
Hill Lynn, Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World, W.W. Norton & Company Ltd 2002
Hill Lynn, El Capitan’s Nose Climbed Free, “American Alpine Journa’l” 1994, p. 41-49
Lynn Hill, “Alpinist” No 17, p. 10-11
Long John, Little Lynny, “Rock & Ice” 1992, May/June, No. 40, p. 20
O’Connel Nicholas, Beyond Risk, Conversations with Climbers, Diadem 1993
Waterman Waterman Laura and Guy, Yankee Rock&Ice. A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States, Stackpole Books 1993

  

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