Hazel Findlay Cruises 8a/b Trad Crack - The Doors Fri Night Vid

© Ian Burton

In this week's Friday Nighter we've got Hazel Findlay literally walking up The Doors at Cadareza, Italy. Grades given for this amazing line range from 7c+ to 8b, depending on hand/finger size, crack skills and sandbagging ability.

Her hands are like shovels, her crack skills are second to none and her sandbagging ability is legendary. All these things combined means that watching Hazel on this makes it look like a HVS! Believe us when we say it isn't.

Filmed back in 2012 by the legend and mad genius of UK climbing camera men - Ian Burton, this little video is a really nice short that captures the feeling of just having fun on the rock. We all find 8a/b cracks fun right?


Here's The Vid:

Hazel is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Ellis Brigham, La Sportiva and Sterling Rope

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Hazel Findlay has been climbing for 25 of her 31 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...

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5 Sep, 2015
Is that an alternative spelling for Cadarese?
5 Sep, 2015
I'm simultaneously hugely impressed and very depressed. How does anyone make something that hard look so effortless?!
5 Sep, 2015
"Her hands are like shovels..."! Bet she loves that! ;)
5 Sep, 2015
Interesting video; makes it look very different from the other ones on line. Was this onsight, do we know? Impressively smooth even if it wasn't. The article suggests HF is a particular crack specialist; is that right? I didn't know it. jcm
5 Sep, 2015
Once Upon a Time in the Southwest - crack? Don't think so. Chicama - crack? Don't think so. Rainbow of Recalcitrance - crack? Don't think so. Hands like shovels? Don't think so.
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