Matt Smith

Started climbing with Southampton University Mountaineering Club and have never looked back. For me climbing is all about adventure, especially on sea cliffs and in the mountains. I'm a trad and DWS man, sport is OK for training but rarely cuts it at the adventurous level I want.

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Best Climbing Experience
Multi pitching in the Lakes and Snowdonia
Onsighting Goose Creature, still no idea how I did the crux.
DWS along the Dorset coastline.
The exposure of A Dream of White Horses
The view at the top of Tremadog after doing so many classics there.
Sport climbing weeks in Costa Blanca and El Chorro
Failing to cleanly climb all of Moonraker, means I have to go back.
Climbing Sacre Coeur just before my calves gave out.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Hill Walking

About My Photography
Mostly point and shoot. Have a GoPro which I use a bit, but know its not some peoples cup of tea.

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+Nearing the end of Sacre Coeur (E2 5c) at Blackchurch Rock, 117 kb

User Profile

registered 28/Apr/09
updated 13/Oct/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E3
Sport - 6c

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
St Davids, Baggy Point, Dinorwic

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Summit (BMC)

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
E4 - Slug Club Special
E3 - Goose Creature
E2 - Sacre Coeur

E1 - Sinecure
Looning the Tube
The Laws Traverse
HVS - A Dream of White Horses
Merlin Direct
VS - Armorican
Lost Horizon
HS - Central Groove
Main Wall
Bow Shaped Slab
S - Troutdale Pinnacle
D Route
Shangri La
VD - Route B
Amphitheatre Buttress
Ash Tree Slabs
D - Spiral Stairs
Lockwoods Chimney
Mucky Gully

Latest Climbs
Agag's Direct S 4a
Land's End Long Climb VD
Moping Owl VS 4c
Porky VS 4c
Doorpost HS 4b
Ledge Climb VD
Moral Flexibility 5a
Goddam Sexual Tyrannosaurus 5c
Wall Street HS 4b
Ledgend HS 4b
Queen's Parlour Slab VS 4b
Central Buttress HVD 3c
Right Promontory Gully M
Stonnis Arete S 4a
Sand Buttress VS 4c
... list all 691 climbs

Ticklists BETA
West Country Climbs 9%
Rockfax West Country top 50 20%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 20%
CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain 5%
The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist 14%
Best slab climbs of the UK 15%
North Wales 100 Classic Climbs 7%
Top 25 UKC Wishlist Rock Climbs 20%
Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain 6%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 15%
... list all 13 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Strait Gate E1 5b
Heart of Darkness HVS 4c
The Crack VS 4c
Lakeland Cragsman HVS 5a
Eagle Front VS 4c
Blue Sky VS 4b
Myola HS 4b
Diedre Sud HS 4a
Riders on the storm HVS 5a
Hammer HVS 5a
... list all 22 climbs