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 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 Livingstone's first free ascent of 'Voie des Guides' on the north face of Les Drus and Hazel Findlay's impressive redpoint of 'Escalamasters' in...

News Esclatamasters 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

Big sends by women and some bouldering news.

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

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

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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La Sportiva G5 Evo

With some crucial improvements to the old version, as well as a few attractive modern features, the newly updated G5 Evo should become a popular boot for winter climbers and mountaineers alike, says John McKenna.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX 

With lightweight materials and a striking new outsole that offers enhanced downhill braking, La Sportiva's Aequilibrium boot range covers a variety of uses from light-n-fast mountaineering and high-level backpacking, to via ferrata. John McKenna puts them...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive...

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens...

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in...

La Sportiva Cyklon

Though this trail shoe's ideal habitat is rough and rocky, it's got the grip to deal with wet and muddy ground too, says Rob Greenwood,...

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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, and sleeping mats:

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 this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

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...

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...

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,...

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

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