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1990 Lynn Hill becomes first woman to redpoint 5.14.

1990 Laura Evens and Peter Whittaker lead Expedition Inspiration up Aconcagua (23,034') in Argentina. The expedition, sponsored by the Breast Cancer Fund, includes breast-cancer survivors on the summit team as well as basecamp members. Their goal was to raise $100 dollars per foot ($2.3 million) for breast-cancer research and provide hope for those fighting the disease.

1992 Robyn Erbesfield wins World Cup championships

1992 Lynn Hill successfully free climbs El Cap's Nose route in a four day push, never done before by anyone.

1992 In June 1992, Sue McDevitt and Nancy Feagin spent 17 hours and 40 minutes in Yosemite Valley becoming the first all female team to climb the nose in a day.

1993 Robyn Erbesfield wins World Cup championships (her 2nd year in a row)

1993 Robyn Erbesfield onsights 5.13c, the hardest onsight by a woman to date followed by redpointing Silence 5.14a at Troubat to become the 2nd woman to climb 5.14.

1994 Ruth Jenkins becomes the first British woman to climb 5.13c by climbing Caviar at Rubicon Wall in the Peak District, England.

1994 Airlie Anderson becomes the 2nd British woman to climb 8a (5.13b)

1994 Robyn Erbesfield wins World Cup championships (her 3rd year in a row)

1994 Lynn Hill free climbs the Nose in a Day, still unrepeated. She produces a film to benchmark the event.

1995 Jeanne Niemer founds sheclimbs, a women's climbing organization.

1995 Robyn Erbesfield wins World Cup championships (her 4th year in a row) as well as the US Championships

1995 At the X-Games Robyn Erbesfield wins the W's Difficulty and Elena Ovtchinnikova wins the W's Speed.

1996 In March Mia Axon redpoints 5.14, becoming the fourth woman to do so.

1996 At the X-Games Katie Brown wins the W's Difficulty and Cecile Le Flem wins the W's Speed.

1997 At the X-Games Katie Brown wins the W's Difficulty and Elena Ovtchinnikova wins the W's Speed.

1997 Josune Bereciartu became the 5th woman to climb 5.14a (8b+) by climbing Fettucini, near Alava, Spain. A similar claim is that Martina Cufar, at the young age of 20, becames the fifth woman to climb 14a (8b+) by climbing Chiquita in Osp, Slovenia. I am working on finding out which is actually the fifth.

1998 At the X-Games Katie Brown wins the W's Difficulty and Elena Ovtchinnikova wins the W's Speed.

1998 Lynn Hill sends Mighnight Lightning V8, the first woman to do so.

1999 Amanda Tarr, 22, became the first woman to solo the Hallucinogen Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado. Over five days in June, Tarr climbed the 15 pitch route, originally rated VI 5.10 A5 but now considered modern A3+. While leading the crux 10th pitch, which involoves technical and devious hooking with big-fall potential, Tarr, distracted by an approaching storm, fell 15 odd feet onto an old, quarter-inch bolt when a fragile flake she was hooking broke. Tarr beat the storm, and found the upper pitches easier but friable and rotten.

1999 At the X-Games Stephanie Bodet wins the W's Difficulty and Renata Piszczek wins the W's Speed.

1999 Katie Brown onsights Omaha Beach(5.13d) at the Red after 3 days of climbing other 5.13s.



 

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