June 30, 2022

Hazel Findlay Net Worth, Bio, Personal Life

by Jullie

Hazel Findlay is a traditional British climber and a big wall climbing athlete.

Findlay was born in May of 1989. She is the child of Steve Findlay, a popular climber.

Hazel started climbing when she was just seven years old.

Interestingly, she would climb sea cliffs alongside her father in Pembrokeshire.


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Hazel Findlay Early Life and Biography

Following training at an early age, she grew to become a reputable junior national champion.

She won the championship six times.

However, she preferred traditional outdoor climbing over indoor competitive climbing.

Findlay is the first-ever British female climber to complete an E9 pitch and an 8c/5.14b course.

She also did a free climb on the El Capitan four separate times, on four separate courses, and she’s accomplished several first ascents.

As of 2013, climbing magazine recognized her climbing efforts and rewarded her with the golden piton.

Hazel Findlay Net Worth
Hazel Findlay Net Worth and Bio

Hazel Findlay Climbing Career

  • Findlay completed the Magic Line’s third climb (the second ascent, putting the equipment) at 5.14c/bc+ (E10) in 2011.
  • Following her June 2011 ascension of Dave Birkett’s course Once Upon a Time (E9 6c) at Dyer’s Lookout, Hazel made the first-ever first ascent of the E9 graded route.
  • She became the first British traditional climbing athlete to do a free climb on the El Capitan four times.
  • As of 2011, she achieved the first levitation on the golden gate route.
  • The following year, she completed another first-female ascent. This was on the Pre-Muir Face. That was followed by 2013’s Freerider, which she conquered in less than 72 hours.
  • Another free ascent came in 2017 when she cracked the Salathé Wall.
  • In 2012, Findlay established herself as the first woman to do a free ascension on Adder Crack (5.13a). In the same year, Findlay and Jack Geldard completed the first climb on Aiguille de Saussure, a spire situated in Chamonix, France.
  • In April 2011, she registered a grade 5.13 climb at Indian Creek, Utah, followed by Squamish’s 69 (5.13b/c).
  • She made her first ascent of tainted love in Squamish in 2018, rated as 5.13dR.8B+, E9.
  • In 2018, she registered a 5.14R, 8C+, E10 at the magic line in Yosemite.
  • In 2020, she made an ascent on the Gallt yr Ogof, rated as E9 7a.
  • Besides traditional climbing, she has also engaged herself in sports climbing. This was marked in 2014 when she scaled Spain’s “Fish Eye.” 
  • She reached a difficulty of 8C (5.14b). This was the highest level and a feat ever achieved by a British lady climber.

Hazel Findlay Education

As a climber, Hazel is still defying the odds in academics.

She graduated from Bristol University after studying philosophy.

Again, she has a diploma in transformational coaching acquired from Animas Coaching School.

Hazel also has a postgraduate certificate in neuroscience and psychology on mental health.

However, her high school and elementary education details have not been disclosed.

Hazel Findlay Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriend, Husband, Kids

Hazel has not come out in the clear about her dating life.

However, social media sources have tracked her on dinner dates with a guy named Peter, a climber.

When asked about her favorite climbing partner, Hazel has boldly claimed it to be Madeline Cope.

She says she is supportive and easy to talk to; their relative height makes training a cool experience.

The climber keeps details regarding her life secret.

Nonetheless, she still has no kids.

Hazel Findlay Height, Вeight, and Аge

Despite being born in 1989, the climber has provided no specific birth date.

She is therefore estimated to be 33 years old in 2022.

She stands at a striking height of 5 feet 2 inches.

Despite looking fit in her climbing outfit, she has still managed not to disclose any details regarding her body weight.

Hazel Findlay Awards, Achievements, Nominations

 She is the first British traditional climbing athlete to complete four free climbs on El Capitan.

  • Findlay completed the Magic Line’s third climb (the second ascent, putting the equipment) at 5.14c/bc+ (E10) in 2011.
  • In April 2011, she registered a grade 5.13 climb at Indian Creek, Utah, followed by Squamish’s 69 (5.13b/c).
  • In 2012, she established herself as the first woman to do a free ascension on Adder Crack (5.13a).
  • In 2013, she did the first ascent of the Freerider climb, conquering it in less than 72 hours.
  • When 2013 came, climbing magazine recognized her climbing efforts and rewarded her with the golden piton.
  • In 2014, when she scaled the “Fish Eye” in Spain, She reached a difficulty of 8C (5.14b). This was the highest level and a feat ever achieved by a British lady climber.

Hazel Findlay Movies, Documentaries, Books

1. Free Flow

Hazel Findlay appears in this short video. She is filmed while savoring an adventurous day of hillside running and performing solo climbs in Snowdonia, Wales.

Stunning visuals are combined with a thoughtful tune anchored by a modest ecological theme.

The initial rendition of the video that traveled alongside the Brit Rock Movie Series 2018 used roughly the same video editing, only with different narration.

Eventually, Diffley and Hazel reworked the screenplay and developed an alternate rendition, which became their last work.

2. Slate Monkeys

This documentary follows three mountain climbing athletes while they struggle to scale climbs in the post-industrial surroundings of abandoned slate quarries in Wales.

Matt Segal, a pro mountaineer from the United States, is featured alongside Hazel, a teenage English scholar, and Dawes, a British mountaineering hero from the 80s.

They all take turns crimping, squirming, and wriggling to the top of the complex “Gin Palace” climb.

Hazel Findlay Net Worth and Salary

Hazel Findlay had amassed a huge amount of wealth since the 2010s when her career started picking up.

Currently, in 2022, Hazel Findlay is estimated to be worth $1 million to $3 million.

She is also endorsed by the climber’s shoe brand, La Sportiva, and Black Diamond is responsible for her climbing equipment.

Other sponsorships include the Sea to Summit and Motion Nutrition.

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About the author 

Jullie

Jullie is a professional indoor climber. She loves speed climbing competitions. This style makes her feel like she's flying. Maybe because her other passion is flying airplanes. Obviously, high speeds are her thing.

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