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kalcario


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Earlier this year she won the difficulty part of the Petzl Roc Trip in Millau, France by sending a 14a on 2nd try that France's best female climbers, 20 and 30 years her junior, failed to top out on. She was breast feeding her infant son between redpoint attempts.

The Basque climber Iker Pou, a little guy with little fingers who is one of Spain's best climbers, (repeats of the mythical Gullich route Action Direct 14d, the 14a version of El Cap's El Nino, plus numerous v14 boulder problems) failed in a protracted effort this autumn to repeat Hill's free version of the Nose, failing on the Great Roof and Changing Corner pitches. Incredibly, despite the passage of 11 years and the recent efforts of the world's current best big wall free climbers, no one has come close to repeating Hill's free ascent, in any style, let alone in the one-day push that she repeated the route in in 1994. Los Hermanos Pou recount their attempt (in Spanish) at Barrabes.

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Lynn is just amazing.

Scott Burk came close, he just didn't lead the great roof.


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I actually got to see Lynn Hill at a Bouldering contest at the Spot a while ago. It's really telling to note that some of the hardest climbers in the world are small and not very strong looking at all. The Caldwells are the same way.
It kind of triggers the realization that mental tenacity and good technique play a larger part in our obsession than some realize.


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Lynn Hill. She is a true legend. From dirtbagging in the valley to stomping competion in France, she is the real deal. I would love to run into her one day. I don't think I could do anything but nod my head with utter respect.


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Lynn Hill. She is a true legend. From dirtbagging in the valley to stomping competion in France, she is the real deal. I would love to run into her one day. I don't think I could do anything but nod my head with utter respect.

been there, done that

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Now is your chance. She is sponsoring climbing camps. You can hang out and climb with her for a week.


http://lynnhillclimbs.com/


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Want to go climbing with Lynn for a week? check out http://www.lynnhillclimbs.com. Also, visit her blog at http://www.lynnhillclimbs.typepad.com


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my hero


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It's really telling to note that some of the hardest climbers in the world are small and not very strong looking at all. The Caldwells are the same way.

You're right about small size, and Tommy isn't that big, but Mike is the rock. That guy is a physical animal. He'd kick my ass in a heartbeat.


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A buddy of mine bumped into Lynn in the middle of the Winds and his comment to me that he was surprised how short she was but that he was intimidated by her pipes. She has got some pretty damn strong arms.


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It's hard to even imagine climbing at that level ever, let alone for a couple of decades. I bet she can't drink as much whiskey as me! Whew, that was close. For a minute I was feeling inferior.


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...............or beer 8^)


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I gave her a "Hey baby!" once when she was standing roadside in the Valley as Angus and I drove past.

I know, it was disrespectful. But it was disrespect offered in respect. I think the hero worship angle is totally inappropriate in the rock climbing world. She laces her shoes the same as us, no?

"Hey Fred, how's it going man?" Upon meeting Fred Beckey on the trail up to Temple Crag a couple three years back. None of the 'you're my lifelong hero' crap, even though he is!

"Dude!" To Royal Robbins, hehe. I still chuckle at that one.

Treat em like one of the gang imo.

Cheers!
DMT


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I agree totally, Dingus.

In my experience, all sorts of celebs, living legends, and folk heros get so sick of fawning adulation that they could just barf, and when someone treats them like one of the gang, they react like they were just one of the gang and appreciate the opportunity to be a normal person. :P


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I saw lynn hill in new paltz right after she had her kid, the guide i was with knew her and was talking to her while i just stared, like "woah, dude, its lynn hill". shes accomplished more than any other athlete i can think of in the past few decades.


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who cares?


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$2200 for a climbing camp!!!! A little too rich for my blood.


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$2200 for a climbing camp!!!! A little too rich for my blood.
That same thought occured to me! It would be GRRREAT to "study" with Lynn Hill and Craig Luebben, but how many climbers can afford that?? :?


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GO LYNN


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A lot of people who climb can afford that. It just a matter of having a good job.


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I agree totally, Dingus.

In my experience, all sorts of celebs, living legends, and folk heros get so sick of fawning adulation that they could just barf, and when someone treats them like one of the gang, they react like they were just one of the gang and appreciate the opportunity to be a normal person. :P

The reason why this statement is spot on is that most "heros" know they are, have always been, and always will be, one of the gang.

JL


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Ever see the cult film "Freaks"? There's a great scene where the carnival denizens start chanting to the main character, "one of us...one of us...one of us." That about sums things up nicely.


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While Lynne has gained even more noteriety the last few years I would like to compliment her for still being down-to-earth. I met her at a comp in Snowbird back in the early 90's and was impressed that she was friendly to a weakling dirtbagger like myself. Way to go Lynne- Climb hard- but stay cool!


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A lot of people who climb can afford that. It just a matter of having a good job.

bah.

i have a good job and even so, that's still very steep.

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