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

It's no wonder her dad has gray hair.

Sport climber
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.

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.

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.


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?

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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