Legendary climber, Lynn Hill announces the launch of Lynn Hill Climbing Camps. The camps will celebrate the climbing lifestyle and help participants achieve a new level in their own climbing. During a five-day course, at premier climbing locations across America, Lynn will coach participants, demonstrate various types of climbing techniques, explain the process of problem solving, mental strategies, as well as give individual feedback through the use of video analysis.
Guests will enjoy all-organic meals prepared by a professional chef. Camping, logistics, and supplies will be handled to provide a seamless, safari-style experience. In addition to Lynn's mentorship, guests will benefit from the guidance of author and venerated off-width specialist, Craig Luebben. Rounding out Lynn's expert the team is noted boulderer and former British National Champion, Naomi Guy. Lynn's friendships are legendary in the climbing community. Surprise appearances by other noted climbers will spice up the evening campfire scene with slide shows, slack-lining, and camaraderie.
The camps take place at the following locations:
- Bishop, CA April 4th 8th
- Moab, UT May 16th 20th
- Eldorado Canyon, CO June 6th 10th
- Vedauwoo, WY July 11th 15th
- New River Gorge, WV October 10th 14th
- Smith Rock, OR October 31sr Nov 4th
Lynn has been on the leading edge of climbing for nearly three decades. She has won over thirty international climbing competitions, red-pointed 5.14, on-sighted 5.13c, and established numerous first ascents and big-wall climbs on four continents. Back on her home turf in 1993, Lynn's visionary first free ascent of El Capitan's Nose route set a new standard for modern free climbing. She returned the following year to free the route again in a day. Over a decade has passed and this benchmark ascent remains unrepeated!
Lynn has dreamed of running camps for many years. Quoting from the last paragraph of her book, Climbing Free, “What started out as a simple outing on a rocky outcrop in southern California twenty-six years ago has become a vehicle for evolving as a person, learning about the world, and sharing those experiences with others”, it's clear that Lynn's intent is to climb on with others through her camps.
In recent years Lynn has continued to push standards in climbing as well as other areas of her life: She has authored a book about her life as a climber, became a mother with the birth of her son, Owen, and returned to her roots to work as an ambassador for Patagonia.