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?

@EveningSends Got to start paying for stuff.. only way


We’re so psyched to announce @hazel_findlay as our new Athlete Ambassador! Hazel has been a supporter of Urban Up… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Interesting mental training article in new issue of climbingmagazine by @hazel_findlay on flow. Get it @ La Vergne,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Thanks to @BlackDiamond for providing ATC-pilots, heated chalk bags and more for the @hazel_findlay Film Freeflow a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Nose selfie pic.twitter.com/EvObVuYPsJ


@EveningSends You’re wrong. Watch ‘red pill’


@EveningSends I just can’t wait for ‘men’s day’ so I can socially execute myself again


We set out to prove that women could contribute ‘more’ to the canon of outdoor adventure writing. But this is more… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has made the second ascent of Tainted Love, @hazel_findlay's 5.13+R corner crack climb o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Still tickets left for this Bristol people! Charity talk by myself and @davemcleod for @urbanuprising eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-uprisi…


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Let the Body Climb
Let the Body Climb
17 May 2017
This is the first part of my mental training series. The other two parts can be found here http://eu.blackdiamondequipment.com/fr_FR/experience-story?...
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