Jacinda Hunter - Four Kids and F8c

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Jacinda 'JC' Hunter celebrates after her ascent of Breaking the Law (F8c)  © Joe Kinder /
Jacinda 'JC' Hunter celebrates after her ascent of Breaking the Law (F8c)
© Joe Kinder /
Jacinda “JC” Hunter has climbed Breaking the Law, Black and Tan area, Utah, USA. The route was first climbed by Dave Graham back in 2001 and is graded 5.14b (F8c).

JC Hunter is a 30 year old mother of four and as reported on Momentum, "she spent many days with her husband Mike, while their four kids explored the area, mom just up the hill working her project."

JC is an inspirational woman, managing to boulder V10, sport climb in the high F8's, and also look after four children and juggle a nursing career. In an interview on, she explained what she does outside of climbing:

"I am a registered nurse and I work for a home health agency in Salt Lake City. When I am not climbing or working I spend time with my family so they are not totally neglected. Plus I try not to waste time with things like television. I am strongly against it." 

The first ascent of the route was slightly controversial, as Dave Graham reportedly 'snagged' the project from a local climber, resulting in a grade debate and some general ill feeling (more info here).

  • You can read a report, see some photos and watch a video of JC climbing Breaking the law on

'JC' Hunter climbing Breaking the Law (F8c) from

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18 Mar, 2009
Now THAT has inspired me! Awesome stuff!
18 Mar, 2009
Impressive, particularly with four kids and a proper job - probably more impressive than what the pros get up to. (I don't have a TV either but there are no prospects of me ever climbing 8s, and that's with no kids!)
18 Mar, 2009
The link provided does say it was downgraded on its second ascent to easy 5.13d. Still, good for her, sounds like a cool mum!
18 Mar, 2009
ooh I might consider having 4 kids if it gets me up 8c. Although on consideration I'd be well chuffed with 8a so maybe I'll just have 2
18 Mar, 2009
Thats a pretty awesome achievement even without 4 kids and a full time job! Got to ask though, does anybody else think there is something odd about her right arm in the "celebrating" picture? Maybe thats why she's so good? :)
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