About Hazel

  • Hazel Findlay is a professional climber and mental training coach who has been climbing for 24 years. 
  • Trad climbing is Hazel’s main passion and she was the first British woman to climb a trad route at E9, and free El Capitan in Yosemite which she has now completed three times. 
  • Through mindset and mental management coaching, Hazel helps people from all backgrounds overcome their fears and limitations. 

Why are we supporting Hazel?

  1. Like Hazel, we are forward thinkers, motivated by change and doing things differently. Whether it’s giving a presentation or pitching an idea, Hazel coaches people to change their mindset and allow them to be their best in important moments. 
  2. Hazel helps people step out of their comfort zone and thrive to be the best they can be. At Gateley, we are ambitious for success, quietly confident and never boastful.

Find out more about Hazel

Hazel discusses how and why she got into climbing, the types of climbing she does and addresses some of the mental and physical challenges she faces when she's on a rock face. 

Top achievements

  1. Trad: First British Woman to climb E9
  2. Sport: First British woman to climb 8c
  3. Big Wall: First free female ascent of Golden Gate (5.13b) and PreMuir (5.13d), El Capitan, Yosemite

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