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Hazel Findlay

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Hazel Findlay

Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 20 of her 26 years, and started out trad climbing on the limestone sea cliffs of Pembrokeshire. She dabbled in competition climbing - she was the British junior champion six times - but at 16 decided to give it up to focus on climbing on rock, especially trad climbing which is her main passion. Hazel has been a full time climber for the last four years, which has allowed her to travel all over the world climbing interesting pieces of rock.

Hazel was the first British woman to climb a trad route at E9, and free El Capitan in Yosemite, which she has now done three times. Hazel has also red pointed 8c and onsighted many 8as, loves all types of climbing from bouldering to alpine climbing and is especially interested in the mental challenge that climbing evokes.

When I was young, I learned most of my climbing skills on a door frame in my house. I would make up boulder problems for myself, set a high point and try to beat it. I love the fact that if everyone else stopped climbing tomorrow, climbing would still feel the same for me.

  • Hazel climbing in Australia

Coaching

  • Do you say ‘take’, jump off or down climb instead of committing to a move, even when you know it’s safe to fall?
  • Do you engage in negative internal dialogue before or during climbing?
  • Are you scared to fall on to trad gear even if it’s good?
  • Does a lack of confidence stop you from stepping off the ground?
  • Do you ever freeze up entirely on a route?

If so maybe I can help?

Talking to Mina about fear of falling fb.me/3J4kIXRbw

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'I'll only go for a 30 minute run.' Two hours later I find myself soloing up a bolted slab watching my running... fb.me/47v0QTmJg

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Ridge shuffling above Cham town fb.me/7x5Qzvb3N

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Enjoying the hills with @marieclaireoziem fb.me/6ONqFX873

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It's all about winning the banana competition! fb.me/3Yb7ex2fc

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Looking forward to this fb.me/4tsU2Uwb5

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@b_cath_t @alex_puccio @shaunacoxsey magic green plant?

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Sorry to be missing this! shextreme-film-festival.com

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Here it is. A work in progress website... Includes info on coaching (also a work in progress) and some blogs.... fb.me/4OXspHzYq

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Blog See all blogs

Talking with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk about fear of falling
Talking with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk about fear of falling
28 August 2015
I’ve noticed throughout my twenty years of climbing, that it’s mostly people’s heads that stop them from achieving what they want to...
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Vipassana
Vipassana
24 August 2015
This is a little piece of writing about my experience doing a ten day meditation course in Ladakh warning* I only used the word ‘climbing’ once ...
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Off to Ladakh! A trip without climbing shoes!
Off to Ladakh! A trip without climbing shoes!
7 August 2015
As small people, my brother and I listened to a lot of tales from tall mountains. My Dad has been to the most mountainous area of the world too many t...
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Contact Me

Address
Sheffield