/ NEWS: First 8a Onsight for Hazel Findlay
With her granite crack, limestone sport and big-wall free climbing skills, Hazel is fast becoming the UK's top all around female climber.
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"I'm not sure about counting it as an 8a onsight, it didn't feel that hard."
A few years ago I was also able to onsight what I believe is the same route, which surprised me as I hadn't been doing all that much sport climbing at the time and didn't think I would be fit enough. But rather than dismiss it as easy for the grade I instead decided it must have suited me really well and I must have got lucky!
Although to be fair I also did at least one 7c and one 7c+ on the same short trip and it definitely felt harder than both of those. And she does seem to be climbing ridiculously well at the moment, so if I was her I wouldn't protest too much.
Well done Hazel.
thanks John for your valuable contribution
Fast becoming ? arguably already is !
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