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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Jun 14, 2016

About Lynn Hill

This is an interview with Lynn Hill, who's arguably the most famous climber of all time. She was the first person to free the Nose on El Cap (5.14-), the first woman to climb 5.14a, the first woman to onsight 5.13b, and she was a fierce competitor. She has over 30+ international titles and claimed 5 victories at the Arco Rock Master. More than once, she was the only person - man or woman - to do a route at a comp.  

These days, she's a mother and an entrepreneur, and has settled down a bit. We talked about how she used to train for projects, what it was like back in the day, and the inequalities between women and men in the sport. 

More About Our Talk

  • How she trained for the Nose and other climbs
  • The significance of FFA's
  • Whether men and women should compete on the same routes at comps
  • Her weight lifting records
  • How to overcome fear and be bold like Lynn
  • Motherhood and how it changed her climbing

Lynn Hill Links

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