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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?

Help the @NICAS_team be better! surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NICAS

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I have been lucky enough to coach one of my climbing heroes in mental training. So far it seems like it's been a... fb.me/3MjrtwUIM

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I was proud to be a part of #projectsiurana We really need to start thinking more carefully about our popular... fb.me/4trvGboDC

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@hazel_findlay Thanks for climbing NIAD with me in 2013. My book about my 100 ascents of The Nose is near deadline. Hope you are well.

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En la ciudad! fb.me/SfO0nOwb

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Never been more psyched to have a split tip!

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Just want to say a big thank you to Pablo Scorza for helping me with my shoulder the last few months. With his... fb.me/5nOgKBHP9

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Tea and yoga after a very thirsty run around Montsant. Is this really supposed to be winter? fb.me/4zBxZJpM4

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I had a small taste of a muerte today. Trying hard is the best feeling and one I haven't felt in a long time.... fb.me/7F3jYwWxd

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'Whenever I climb I'm followed by a dog called Ego' Nietzsche

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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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8 months post op shoulder update
8 months post op shoulder update
30 December 2015
I’ll make this short and mostly directed at people who are interested in injuries and perhaps have a shoulder injury themselves. In October I ...
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