Episode Co-Host – Hazel Finley
See biography below.
Co-Host – Hazel Finley Biography
among British women in several remarkable climbing feats.
grade of 8c, and she’s etched her legacy into the majestic walls of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Hazel’s fascination with the psychological facets of climbing has made her an expert in the topic and prompted her to delve into the realm of coaching. With an acute understanding of the intricate interplay between the mind and climbing performance, Hazel’s coaching expertise has become a guiding light for fellow climbers seeking to conquer their fears and limitations.
Her coaching journey led her to establish “Strong Mind,” a visionary venture offering a range of coaching and training products, including two impactful online
Over the past four years, Hazel’s unwavering commitment has solidified her status as a trailblazer in the climbing realm. Her exploits include scaling challenging sport routes like “Tainted Love” (5.13d) in Squamish, mastering multipitch climbs such as the legendary “Salathe Free” (5.13) on El Capitan, and conquering intricate trad lines like “Magic Line” (5.14c)
also in Yosemite.
Hazel is excited to be a part of Inside The Vertical Mind and co-host of the episode on Flow. She feels that often the knowledge and insights gained through climbing stay within the climbing community, when they could be beneficial to many non-climbers as well. She is looking forward to sharing what she has learned about flow in climbing and helping others apply these lessons to climbing as well as other aspects of their life.