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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?

Cragging on the Captain. No goal but to just be up there. Fun but tiring for me right now. fb.me/YXuEt6Ks

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Still so much awe staring at these lumps of rock. fb.me/81ZDNxv4m

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I realised in my early teens that if I wanted to climb the coolest rocks in the world I'd have to learn how to... fb.me/7TdvsO900

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Such unbelievably good climbing on Rainbow Wall today. fb.me/13v7QQXkc

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And now do a magician/karate flying kick 6 meters to your right before it starts snowing. Crazy Red Rocks... fb.me/MaReZOHm

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A Yorkshire lad needs his daily tea, even whilst manning a wing. Unfortunately the winds were stronger than a... fb.me/2qkrAX61D

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It's almost time for another #rockproject This photo was taken at last years rock project where we scrubbed... fb.me/2gcnv2Q4v

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The beauty of the Joshua tree and black sky combo almost makes up for the fact that we didn't come to the desert... fb.me/7RnoHWZTi

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I'm really looking forward to doing some coaching work for Inzpiring horizons later this year in Kalymnos. I also... fb.me/7htr4o4uP

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Cloud Tower! What a route. Loving the combination of crack and face climbing here at Red Rocks. The weather man... fb.me/956FaxzMf

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Irrational fear?
Irrational fear?
28 February 2016
It makes sense to be scared. We are hard-wired to be scared of heights, exposed places and falling through the air. Why? You’re body and mind are tr...
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Coaching Karin
Coaching Karin
3 February 2016
Karin on Showtime 8b. Photo: Steve Crowe One of my highlights from last year was coaching Karin Magog. Karin was one of my all-time heroes growing up...
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2015: a year of scalpels and life mastery
2015: a year of scalpels and life mastery
31 December 2015
2015 is no more. In a lot of ways it's probably been the most interesting year of my life. Even so, I really want 2016 to be different, with more clim...
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