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Hazel Findlay - 5.13R - Indian Creek

© Dave Pickford
Hazel Findlay on Air Sweden - 5.13R  © Dave Pickford
Hazel Findlay on Air Sweden - 5.13R
© Dave Pickford
British climber Hazel Findlay has ticked the run-out and tenuous test-piece of Air Sweden (5.13R) at Indian Creek, USA.

The route follows a steep and difficult crack before launching leftwards on to a thin and precarious arete.

During her visit to the sandstone crack Mecca she managed several 5.11 and 5.12 onsights and rounded her trip off with a very hard onsight of Ruby's Cafe (5.13-).

Thanks go to Dave Pickford for the photograph.


Hazel Findlay is sponsored by Wild Country and La Sportiva.


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12 May, 2010
Tres Bien, most impressive!! Having watched it in xxx ( insert name of DVD here, I can't remember which one it was)
12 May, 2010
return to sender??
12 May, 2010
Well Done, Hazel!!
12 May, 2010
I was there when Sonnie Trotter redpointed it, last October (photo: http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/galleries/climbers/indian-creek), it is certainly a very difficult route. But I find her flash of the ignominious Ruby's Cafe even more impressive!
12 May, 2010
Damn, the forum messed up the link, it should read http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/galleries/climbers/indian-creek
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