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Lynn Hill
Background Report NOT on File
  • Skill Levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Lynn Hill
Background Report NOT on File
  • Skill Levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Contact Information
  • Zip Code: 80301
  • Lesson Site: Multiple sites
Age Group Specialization
  • Under 10
  • Ages 10 - 14
  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Over 18
  • All Ages
Instructor Qualifications

Among the world’s best-known climbers, Lynn has been a guest at the White House and has been featured on numerous television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, Battle of the Superstars (first place in the 50m swim event against sports stars such as Martina Navratilova).

She is a four-time winner of the Survival of the Fittest competition televised on NBC Wide World of Sports.

She has also appeared on That’s Incredible, National Geographic Television, MTV Sports, ESPN “A History of Women in Sports”, Outdoor Life Network, ABC Sports: “The North Face Expedition Series”, as well as been featured in many publications from Life, Time, Sports Illustrated, Self, Shape, New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Vogue.

 In addition to gracing the covers of the best-known climbing and outdoor magazines such as Outside, Climbing, Rock and Ice, Vertical, Mountain, Desnivel, and Montagne, Lynn has contributed essays in books such as, The Meaning of Life, Voices from the Summit, Fifty Favorite Climbs, as well as co-authored her own story titled, Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World (published by W.W. Norton).

Lynn is currently working on a climbing technique video called, Climbing Free, which includes elements of culture, history, and psychological perspectives that have influenced her evolution as a free climber over the past thirty-five years.

Here is a listing of some of Lynn’s greatest accomplishments:

FFA= First Free Ascent

Team Free= Leader free climbs and the second jumars and cleans the pitch

FA= First Ascent

FFA of “Ophir Broke” 5.12d | Telluride, CO | 1979

FFA of “Coatamundi White-out” 5.12 | Granite Mtn. AZ | 1980

FFA of “Whiteman” (5.11c) Lumpy Ridge Estes Park, CO | 1980

FFA of “Levitation 29” 5.11 | Red Rocks, NV | 1981

FFA of “Hidden Arch” 5.12a | Joshua Tree, CA | 1981

FFA of “Yellow Crack Direct” 5.12c | Shawangunks | 1984

FFA of “Organic Iron” 5.12c | Shawangunks, New York | 1985

FFA of “Tourist Treat” 5.12c | New Hampshire | 1985

FFA of “Tweazle Roof” 5.12d | Shawangunks | 1987

FFA of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” 5.12x | 1987

FFA of “The Greatest Show on Earth” 5.12d | NRG West Virginia | 1988

FFA of “Running Man” 5.13d | Shawangunks, New York | 1989

First Woman to climb 5.14a “Masse Critique” | Cimai, France | 1990

First Woman to on-sight a 5.13b “Simon” | Frankenjura, Germany | 1992

FFA of the “Nose” on El Capitan | Yosemite Valley, CA | 1993

First person to free climb the “Nose” on El Capitan in a day (23 hrs) | Yosemite Valley, CA | 1994

FFA on-sight of “Mingus” 12 pitchs 5.13a | Verdon Gorge, France | 1994

FFA of “Perestroika Crack” VI 5.12b at an altitude of 4252m/13,950ft | Kyrgyzstan | 1995

First “team free” ascent of a 4810m wall | Kyrgyzstan | 1995

FA of seven new routes on limestone towers of Halong Bay | Vietman | 1996

FA of “Tete de Chou” 5.13c in the Todra Gorge Morocco | 1997

First on-sight ascent of “Passport to Insanity” 5.12d | Australia | 1997

First Woman to climb the “Midnight Lightening” | Yosemite | 1998

First Woman to climb “To Bolt or Not To Be” 5.14a | Smith Rocks | 1998

First Woman to climb “Scarface” 5.14a | Smith Rocks, OR | 1999

FA of “Bravo Les Filles” 13-pitch route rated 5.13d/A0 | Tsaranoro Massif | Madagascar Africa | 1999

First Woman to climb “Sprayathon” (5.13c) | Rifle, Colorado | 2004

FA of “Viva La Liberdad” 5.12b | Vinales

Instructor Specialties

Coaching Guiding:  Lynn offers multi-pitch, guided climbing around Colorado. 

She is an AMGA Certified Climbing Instructor and certified Wilderness First Responder.

Other locations outside of Colorado can be arranged upon request.

Guiding is charged at either half day (9:00am-1:00pm) or full day rate. Max group size is 3 people for top-roping, and 2 people for all other climbing activities.  For groups larger than 3, special arrangements must be made directly with Lynn.

This fee includes any of the following services:

  • private coaching climbing instruction (indoor or outdoor)
  • private guiding day trips with emphasis on efficient climbing techniques and psychological aspects relating to fear, mental distractions, planning strategies, etc.

Stay With Lynn: Come stay in Lynn Hill’s guest cottage in Boulder, Colorado.  Book 2 or more nights and get 10% off a day of guiding and personal coaching with Lynn.

Lynn is usually able to greet you upon arrival and answer any pertinent questions.

A Boulderite for over a decade, Lynn is a knowledgeable source of information about various recreation activities, restaurants, and other useful information about local sights and services.

Lynn is also an A.M.G.A. (American Mountain Guides Association) certified rock climbing instructor, so if you’re interested in going rock climbing, ask her about climbing recommendations and guided day trips.

Instructor Certifications
  • AMGA