Hazel Findlay


United Kingdom
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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 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 four times. Hazel has also red pointed 8c, headpointed 5.14c trad 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.

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The Ticklist #39 Hard Sport, Bouldering and Trad Classics

A little bit of all three disciplines in this week's round-up. 

The Ticklist #37 A Trad Flash, International Bouldering, and the Return of Rocklands

In this week's ticklist we have a hard trad flash, some international bouldering and the return of Rocklands season...

News Muy Caliente! E9 6c by Hazel Findlay

Hazel Findlay has repeated Tim Emmett's Muy Caliente! E9 6c at Stennis Ford in Pembroke. Hazel is only the second woman to climb the line after Babsi Zangerl in 2017. 

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the...

News Mission Impossible E9 7a by Hazel Findlay

Shortly after Angus Kille's fourth ascent of Mission Impossible E9 7a at Gallt Yr Ogof, Ogwen Valley, Hazel...

News Hazel Findlay climbs The Quarryman (E8 7a)

Hazel Findlay has climbed Johnny Dawes' four-pitch masterpiece, The Quarryman (E8 7a) in Twll Mawr, in the...

Interview Hazel Findlay on Magic Line 5.14c/8c+

We recently reported that Hazel Findlay had ticked Ron Kauk's Magic Line 5.14c (8c+) at Vernal Falls in Yosemite...

News Magic Line - 8c+ Trad by Hazel Findlay

Press Release Hazel Findlay - 'The Climb Within Lecture' Tour

Fri Night Vid Hazel Findlay climbing in Bohuslän, Sweden

News Hazel Findlay climbs 70m Splitter Crack, Concepcion 5.13

Press Release Women Rock - an invitation to a women focused climbing event with Hazel Findlay

Press Release 3 Cool Things About This Year's WCS

Review Waymaking - A Women's Adventure Writing Anthology

Press Release Women's Climbing Symposium headliners announced

Fri Night Vid Hazel Findlay climbs Mind Control

News Free Ascent of Salathé Wall by Hazel Findlay

Article Perfect Partners #2 - Hazel Findlay and Madeleine Cope

News Tainted Love - New Squamish E8/13d Corner by Hazel Findlay

Video Horizons - Hazel and Steve Findlay

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

Fri Night Vid Double Hazel Findlay on Risk & Trifecta Middle

Interview Hazel Findlay on Fish Eye, 8c

Newsflash Hazel Findlay Climbs 8c with Fish Eye

Interview Hazel Findlay Climbs Freerider on El Cap

Trip Report Hazel Findlay and Alex Honnold in South Africa

Product News Reel Rock 8 UK Premiere ? The Everest 'Incident', Hazel Findlay

News Hazel Findlay on Chicama E9 6c - More Info and Photos

News Hazel Findlay Climbs Chicama - E9 6c

News Hazel Findlay Climbs 8b+ with Kalea Borroka

News 8b in a day for Hazel Findlay

News Findlay, McHaffie and Dyer Free Big El Cap Route

News Adder crack, 5.13 R FA by Hazel Findlay

News Cadarese 8b Trad Crack For Hazel Findlay

News Hazel Findlay Decks-Out off Impact Day E8/9

Climbing Skills Ten Ways To Succeed on a Trad Route by Hazel Findlay

News First 8a Onsight for Hazel Findlay

News Hazel Findlay Climbs El Oraculo (8a+/b)

News Hazel Findlay Frees El Capitan - Full Story

News Hazel Findlay Free Climbs El Capitan

News Fast Ascent of Rodellar 8b for Hazel Findlay

Interview Hazel Findlay on Once Upon... E9

News Hazel Findlay and Charlie Woodburn - E9 - Details

News Hazel Findlay and Charlie Woodburn Climb E9

News Hazel Findlay Climbs San Simeon - E8

Mini Interview Hazel Findlay on USA Super-Routes

Photos Hazel Findlay on '69' the E7/8 Crack

News Hazel Findlay Climbs 5.13 (E7/8) Crack in Squamish

News Hazel Findlay - 5.13R - Indian Creek

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Mountain packs around 40 litres

For year-round climbing, mountaineering, hillwalking and even overnight backpacking, packs around the 40 litre mark are a versatile do-it-all size. Here we put ten of the best mountain all-rounders through their paces.

Black Diamond Fuel Approach Shoe

It's light and cool for summer, but though the Fuel is Black Diamond's most capable approach shoe, it's not a great choice for scrambles or mountain crags in the slippery UK hills, says Dan Bailey. Best saved for less demanding days, or hot rock trips...

Black Diamond Punisher and Terminator gloves - spot the difference

For the winter season of 2020-21, Black Diamond brought out upgraded versions of their Punisher and Terminator gloves. They are so similar that it's hard to tell them apart, says Dave Saunders, but with improved dexterity and...

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX

Is it a shoe, or a boot? Marrying a soft, supportive and shock-absorbing feel with a comparatively light weight, the Ultra...

Black Diamond Raven Pro axe

With its light weight and refined design, the updated Raven Pro is a joy to handle, says Dan Bailey. Whether you're winter walking,...

Montane X BMC Clothing line

Montane's X BMC range of climbing clothing balances casual comfort and technical cuts, making it equally suited to use at the wall...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

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New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing off...

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Range

Our modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.

Black Diamond Ice Series + Crack Gloves

Whether you're freezing your mitts off on a cold belay in a snowstorm, working your tan in Indian Creek,...

Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports the...

Black Diamond Camalot Z4s

Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi...

Black Diamond Vision Helmet + Vision MIPS

The most durable foam helmet in the Black Diamond line-up, the Vision helmet features a fusion of EPP...

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