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 redpointed 9a, 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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Fri Night Vid Impact Day (E8 6c) with Hazel Findlay

This week's Friday Night Video follows Hazel Findlay on her return to Impact Day on Pavey Ark, Langdale, nine years after she decked out on the route, which resulted in whiplash and bad rope burn. The film shows Hazel talking about her experien...

The Ticklist Honnold & Findlay combine climbing and climate science

Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay recently made two E6 big-wall first ascents in Greenland during a six-week expedition to the East of the country, where they combined climbing with climate science.

Fri Night Vid Hazel Findlay on Muy Caliente! E9 6c

This week's Friday Night Video features 30-foot runouts in less than ideal conditions as Hazel Findlay attempts 'Muy Caliente!' (E10 6c) (E9 6c) at Stennis Ford in Pembroke.

The Ticklist VIDEO - A Hard Alpine First Ascent and Hazel Findlay Crushes in Spain

In this week's episode of the Ticklist, Theo Moore runs us through Tom...

News Escalatamasters 9a by Hazel Findlay

Hazel Findlay has climbed her first 9a with an ascent of Esclatamasters at Perles, Lleida, Catalonia.

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls...

The Ticklist #43 Impact Day by Hazel Findlay, Hard Euro Multipitch Ticks

Two E8s and some hard euro multipitch ascents...

The Ticklist #41 Dreamcatcher 9a FFA by Paige Claassen, Hard Trad and Multipitch Ticks

The Ticklist #39 Hard Sport, Bouldering and Trad Classics

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

News Muy Caliente! E9 6c by Hazel Findlay

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

News Mission Impossible E9 7a by Hazel Findlay

News Hazel Findlay climbs The Quarryman (E8 7a)

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

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

Gear 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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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Method S

Designed primarily for top-end bouldering, the soft and supple Method S manages the very difficult balancing act of being both technical and comfortable, says Rob Greenwood. Could this in fact be BD's best shoe yet?

New Camping Gear for 2024

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool, we got a chance to check out some of the coolest new camping gear due to hit the shelves next year, from innovative new tents and sleep systems, to those essential accessories.

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of bouldering pads from Black Diamond; interesting harnesses from the likes of Mammut, Ocun and Wild Country; and DMM's latest...

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the...

Heavyweight Belay Jackets from Mountain Equipment and BD

Stand around in cold conditions and you'll soon conclude that most synthetic insulated jackets...

New Storm 500-R and Spot 400-R - best burn time in their class?

The Spot and the Storm have been around for years. Robust and pretty powerful for their size,...

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and...

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Mend Our Mountains - Help Repair our Best Loved Landscapes

Walkers encouraged to give some love back to paths and trails as figures boom, with 24 million people walking at least twice a month, causing footpath repair costs to escalate

Women's Trad Festival 2022

This August saw the Women's Trad Festival return to the Peak District for a joyous and action-packed weekend of climbing. Heading into its 7th year, the festival is based on three core values: mental well-being, sustainability and accessibility. Gathering...

Step By Step: The Nordkette Traverse with Black Diamond Employee Remco Grass

After 33 kilometers, 19 peaks and 3,800 vertical meters, Remco reaches the valley floor. As he steps onto the bus he looks back at the ridgeline and smiles. Step by step Remco made the mountains his own. Step...

La Sportiva launches UK recycling programme

A new recycling programme has been launched in the UK by La Sportiva, aiming to provide an easy way for people...

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs,...

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the...

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