Lynn Hill laybacks around the Great Roof on the Nose of El Capitan.
Photograph Heinz Zak/Lynn Hill Collection
Lynn Hill and her son Owen climbing in City of Rocks, Idaho
Beth Rodden | Photo by Corey Rich
“Stemming is all about finding the balance point and being patient: don’t rush! Unlike a lot of other types of climbing, the foot movements are the most important part of the sequence. Really try to dial in and be as precise as possible with your feet….chances are you’ll get more pumped in your legs than in your arms.”