Lynn Hill rewrote the rules for what’s possible in rock climbing

Portrait Lynn Hill.
Lynn Hill, photographed in Joshua Tree, is the first person to free climb the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

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Victoria Hernandez is a writer who has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2017. She began her journey in journalism as a sports reporter, writing for the Sun-Sentinel and Rivals.com and has since expanded to covering music and fashion. Hernandez hails from Denver, is a graduate of The U and her life role model is 50 Cent.
Christina House officially joined the Los Angeles Times photography staff in 2017 after nearly 10 years as a freelance photographer. A native Southern Californian, she grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Cal State Fullerton.