Episode 52: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 2.

Lynn using Eye-of-tiger style on a rare short-person ascent of Midnight Lightning.
Lynn using Eye-of-tiger style on a rare short-person ascent of Midnight Lightning.

On Episode 52, we wrap up the second half of my epic interview with Lynn Hill. See Part 1 here. Believing that she could do it was all that it really took for Lynn to free the Nose in 1993, and again in a day in 1994 (nearly 20 years ago! Holy crap!). This feat cemented her legacy as one of the greatest ever to pull on a pair of rock slippers. She also fills us in on dinking, Tub Talks, and who inspires her in the current women’s climbing scene.

Lynn’s Website.

 

 

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Episode 51: Lynn Hill- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Part 1

Me, Asa, and yes, that's Lynn Hill, at the Psicobloc comp in Park City.
Lynn, Asa Firestone, and little ol’ me at the Psicobloc comp this summer.

On Episode 51, I have posted up the first half of a far-reaching interview with legend Lynn Hill. In this installment, Lynn talks about her near death experience, her beginnings in So Cal, and her association with some of the greats from those halcyon days in the 70s in Josh. She also reveals why she was so attracted to John Long (spoiler: its the muscles).

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Episode 33: Jonathan Siegrist- Born to be a bad (and by that, we mean good).

J Siegrist, AKA JStar, below the Diamond in Colorado.
Jonathan, AKA JStar, below the Diamond in Colorado.

On Episode 33 of the Enormocast, I lure yet another subject to the Rodeway Inn in Salt Lake City (I think I deserve a couple free nights for all this publicity, eh?). Wunderkind Jonathan Siegrist sits down to reveal his climbing pedigree and a stunning background on big routes. He tells of early beat-downs in the mountains, and later beat-downs on El Cap. In between, he manages to climb a few routes and put up a few more. This toenail painting tough guy finally won my heart with a humble attitude and a reverence for his peers and mentors. Prepare to be swept off your feet like a prom queen after her 7th lemondrop shot.

Jonathan’s Blog

Jonathan New Routing in Idaho

5 Second Film: Planking

 

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