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.

  • Hazel climbing in Australia

"Hi Hazel, hope you're doing well. Just thought I'd send you a quick message; redpointed my first 7a today, absolutely chuffed to bits. Everything I picked up from you in Kalymnos has been brilliant, really given me the confidence to up my game, much quicker than I was expecting, too! You can add that to your list of coaching successes.."


  • 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?

Join Pro #Climber @hazel_findlay on a unique #climbing retreat next Spring in #Greece! Hazel will be teaching speci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Excited to have free climber and big wall climber @hazel_findlay on Lessons in Badassery today! Hazel has multiple… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


I’m doing a speaking tour in September! twitter.com/malverntheatre…


You have to laugh or else you’ll cry 😂 twitter.com/independent/st… pic.twitter.com/eL1cYeGrox


Coaching in Greece next year. Come join me! twitter.com/truenatureed/s…


Thanks @madebysport for spreading the word. Sport is good for us twitter.com/madebysport/st…


This is a good one twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg/s…


We have 2 TICKETS to see one of the best climbers in the world @hazel_findlay on her ‘The Climb Within’ tour on Tue… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


How can beginning climbers overcome the fear of falling? Answer by @hazel_findlay, professional climber mental trai… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


What are gender dynamics like in climbing? Answer by @hazel_findlay, professional climber, mental training coach.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


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Let’s talk about attention
Let’s talk about attention
8 June 2019
As school kids we were always asked to ‘pay attention’. A good teacher would know when we were paying attention and when we were not. Either we we...
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Purposeful Practice
Purposeful Practice
14 July 2018
When it comes to the theory of excellence there is the talent theory and the practice theory. Talent theory purports the idea that those who are great...
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How I became a mind coach…
22 December 2017
On a sticky day last summer I was coaching a nice lady at Millstone in the Peak District. We’d done some fall practice on to gear and a bit of flo...
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