8b by Lynn Hill (50)

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Monday, 17 October

Rockandice reported last month that Lynn Hill had done Living in Fear, 8b in Rifle. "I’m really psyched to climb more. My 8-and-a-half year old son Owen started school again so I have a little more time to focus on climbing." In 1990, Lynn became the first women to do 8b+ but she is most famous for her first ascent of the 800m The Nose, 8b in Yosemite in 1993. In may 1989, she fell 20m to the ground in Buoux but survived and the next year she won the World Cup.

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