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The Summit: An Evening with Lynn Hill

  • The Redd on Salmon 831 Southeast Salmon Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)


The Summit, PAF’s biggest event, has quickly become an event that is eagerly awaited throughout the year. This year, we are excited to welcome climb legend Lynn Hill to the Portland area as the keynote speaker!

Get decked out in your finest non-outdoor gear (no helmets needed!) for the biggest extravaganza of PAF! In addition to hearing from the amazing Lynn Hill, you have the opportunity to socialize with your friends, talk to a variety of reps from outdoor gear companies and providing companies providing outdoor experiences, all while you enjoy tasty food and drinks.

There will be raffle and door prizes.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your ticket. There are menu items to meet the needs of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan attendees.

Lynn Hill on Outer Space

Lynn Hill on Outer Space

Ascending Women

Ascending Women is the story of Lynn Hill’s life as a pioneering woman in what was once a male dominated community: the sport of rock climbing. Lynn started out as a traditional climber in Southern California in 1975, where she joined forces with a group of climbers known as the Stonemasters, who pushed the standards of free climbing during the 70’s and 80’s. Lynn’s adventures continued to expand as she traveled across the country from California to New York, and then abroad to Europe in 1986. On her first trip to France, Lynn discovered what is now referred to as sport climbing on the uniquely featured limestones cliffs of southern France. Soon thereafter, she was invited to return to Europe to participate in the first organized climbing competitions in the history of the sport. Lynn was one of the first champions of competition climbing from the mid 1980’s until 1992, when she left the world of competition climbing to pursue her first passion of outdoor rock climbing. Lynn was the first woman to climb 5.14 (three-years before any other woman), and the first woman to on-sight 5.13b.

In 1993, Lynn was able to combine her skills and experiences to author one of the most significant ascents of her generation. Her first free ascent of the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California, is perhaps the most famous rock climb in the world. Lynn was the first person - man or woman - to free climb the Nose. The Nose remained un-repeated for over a decade and stands among one of the world's great rock climbing accomplishments. Always curious and interested in learning about the world, Lynn has traveled to various places abroad: climbing in Europe, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, South America, Austrailia, Madagascar, Cuba, and China. Join Lynn on a journey through the evolution of climbing over the past 43 years and hear some of the stories that have helped shape and define her own life, as well as the sport of rock climbing.

Earlier Event: November 16
Youth Climbing Clinic
Later Event: November 17
Intro to Lead Climbing