WOMEN WE LOVE: LYNN HILL
In 1993, California’s Lynn Hill did something that no one on earth (man or woman) had ever done. With her partner Brooke Sandahl, she became the first person to free climb one of the most famous rock summits in the world, The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. Prior to this, The Nose stood tall as one of the hardest and most famous routes on the California big wall and in the world. It had been climbed before, many times actually, but never free climbed.