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Denni

Trad climber
UK
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 25, 2012 - 04:27pm PT
Hi folks,
apologies if this was posted earlier. All good stuff!

http://hazelfindlay.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/free-adventures-on-el-cap-the-premuir-second-ascent-5-13cd-33-ish-pitches/

Den
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Oct 25, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
Couldn't get through it. Maybe I just don't understand how much ego it takes to climb at that level. Maybe I'm just jealous.
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 25, 2012 - 07:16pm PT
good job
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Nov 1, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
An admirable ascent in the finest style.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67555
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Go Brits, tearing it up!!
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
she has been climbing in Oman with Alex H.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Nov 28, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
Couldn't get through it

Me neither. Got a little weary of all the "I's" and "me's", but good job nevertheless.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:14pm PT
Wow. Wish I could do that!
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
Jeremy - Jogill and I are old, cut us some slack.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
Oh I'll give Jeremy plenty of slack, next time he's waaaay out there sketchin' like a baby.....
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
I'd bet all those old guys had a healthy share of I's and me's when the were kids. Probably went back for seconds! Haha!

Eric
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
Couldn't get through it. Maybe I just don't understand how much ego it takes to climb at that level. Maybe I'm just jealous.


Maybe because she's a 5.13 trad climber and not a professional writer?

If you don't have something nice to say....

Good on her. Difficult to write about what you've done without people thinking of reasons to nitpick, especially if you are young/female/confident.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:41pm PT


Damn if she isn't cute, too.... I know some people think its a bit mysogenistic to say that, but I would want people thinking I'm cute, too.... so I guess I don't see it that way. lol.

Celebrate it, bitches!

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
It's her own blog - "I's" and "me's" are appropriate!
I saw nothing but honest reporting about the climb. Some if it involves "who freed what" when it's a big route like that.

If she was a male, would it change what you are looking for in terms of "ego"?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:54pm PT
I read the whole f*#kin thing.
Saaaaaaaack.
(that's "sick" to you old dudes. Oh yeah, "sick" means "rad", like "bad" meant "good" in the day)
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:06pm PT

Celebrate it, bitches!

DONE! Thanks for the post!

~peace, Leggs
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 28, 2015 - 06:41am PT
Looks chubby for a hot climber.....looks can be deceiving.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 28, 2015 - 08:19am PT
Looks chubby for a hot climber.....looks can be deceiving.


Looks a bit anorexic for a Man... must be a climber. Looks really CAN be deceiving!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Apr 12, 2015 - 07:23am PT
donini she could
drink you under
the table and then
get up the next
morning and onsight
circles around you
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 31, 2015 - 08:52am PT

Hazel Findlay, Spice Girl. First Female E9 - Scary!
[Click to View YouTube Video]
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 31, 2015 - 11:34am PT
That video is wild. Yikes!!

It's no wonder her dad has gray hair.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 16, 2016 - 09:47am PT

Hazel Findlay in Climb, Jan/Feb 2016:

A lot of people press upon me the value of positive thinking. The search for silver linings. If you're one of these people, I wonder then, what you'll think of my alternative.

It goes something like this: If you want to be happy don't wish for anything; chances are it won't make you happy anyway. Don't ask the world to fit you; it won't listen. Don't expect other people to do what you want; they're too busy doing what they want. Don't cling to what you have, what's gone or what you think you need; nothing lasts. If you want to be happy, accept that your body might break, and that you can't climb like you want to all the time. If that sounds negative, the reality is that you're the master of your own misery, and your own happiness, whatever comes your way.

Most of all, if you want to be happy, enjoy autumn, the season in which the old year burns bright and fades away. Why would anyone dwell on lost summer days when you can choose to calmly watch a green leaf turn red in front of your eyes? And when you can happily remark on how fabulous the colours are this year.
wallyvirginia

Trad climber
Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 17, 2016 - 12:46pm PT
Bump. Thanks Marlow, nice quote.
Ryan Tetz

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 17, 2016 - 01:09pm PT
That's a solid quote. Dig it. Thanks.

PS Bumped into her a min in the south east a few months ago and she was still dealing with some serious shoulder injury recovery/resting cycle figuring out. Hope she's coming along.


-It's hard not to have some lingering injuries off and on in this sport in the long run. I need to appreciate being healthy a lot more overall in general when I am. It's humbling.
couchmaster

climber
Jan 17, 2016 - 02:30pm PT



Good Video Marlow. Some stiff climbing there. Wondering 2 things.

1st) Does it screw with her lead head to see like at 3:49 where the belayer has his hand off the brake end of the rope.

and

2nd) I've climbed a few times with 2 ropes and although I usually go without a helmet except on big mountains, on that route as it doesn't appear to be overhanging it looks like it would be easy to catch your foot behind the rope on a fall and get whacked on the noggin: why no helmet?
Lurkingtard

climber
Jan 17, 2016 - 08:39pm PT
I'd hit that.





~~~




Ryan Tetz

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 18, 2016 - 04:01pm PT
The cool thing is that the belayer is her Dad.
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