Wednesday May 11, 2022

Lynn Hill

Elite climber Lynn Hill shares her struggles and breakthroughs in Training, Nutrition, Tactics, and Mental Game. 


It’s hard to overstate just how impactful, badass, and groundbreaking Lynn has been on the sport of rock climbing and beyond. If you are a climber then you are standing on her shoulders. Lynn has been a dominant force in pretty much every discipline of climbing. She has won world cups as a comp climber, she was the first woman to onsight 8a, she was the first woman to climb 5.14, and most famously, she was the first human, man or woman, to free climb El Cap… as well as the first human, man or woman, to free it in a day.  With her famous line, "It goes, boys," Lynn smashed not only the glass ceiling on the sport of rock climbing, but also egos, doubts, and the common conventions of rock climbing at the time. Lynn continues to climb at an incredibly high level to this day, as well as champion gender equality and environmental issues as a fierce and outspoken advocate. We look back at her incredible career and life through the lens of struggle, and cover a lot of new territory in this chat that is both inspiring and useful for climbers of all level.


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Struggle: 0:08:00

Training: 0:11:35

Nutrition: 0:13:56

Tactics: 0:18:45

Mental Game: 0:27:02

Purpose: 0:37:15

Takeaways: 0:44:00


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This show is hosted by Ryan Devlin and produced by Mary Mathis and Ryan Devlin, with additional support from Emily Holland and Joel Wafford. 


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