The Summit: An Evening with Lynn Hill

November 16,
5:30–10 p.m. at the Redd on Salmon

Presented by Grivel; Hosted by the Mazamas


The Summit is the night where our mountain community comes together to celebrate everything we love about the outdoors. This year the one and only climbing legend Lynn Hill will be in attendance to share her story, Ascending Women. Get decked out in your finest non-climbing gear (no helmets!), and head on out to the newly opened Redd on Salmon Street, for an evening with your friends for fun, food, and tales of inspiration and adventure.

There will be a bucketed raffle, where you get to choose the items you hope to take home with you! Raffle items will include hard goods such as ice axes, trekking poles, stoves, along with soft goods such as jackets, boots, packs, and base layers. We'll also bring back the popular Golden Ticket raffle that was launched last year, that features BIG prizes and a limited number of entries.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your ticket. There are menu items to meet the needs of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan attendees.

Tickets: $70 (includes food & non-alcoholic drinks)

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, Australia, 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.