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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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 10 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Ham Hill Quarry, Gill Crag, The Napes, Olta, El Polvorin, Finnvika, Djupfjord, Clovelly, Chacraraju Glacier, Gemiler Island

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 14/Nov/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
Lands End Long Climb
D - Spiral Stairs
Lockwoods Chimney
Mucky Gully

Latest Climbs
Anty Matter HS 4b
Back to Basics VD
The Alpine Ridge PD
Ten Minute Arete VD
The Socialist S 4a
Balch's Slide HS 4a
Back Off E2 5b
Halfway to Kansas HS 4a
Suburban Dave 3
Six Good Biceps 4c
Losing My Sad Tomato 6c
Fallen Slab ArÍte 3
The Bolt Factory 4c
Fallen Slab 3
Agag's Direct S 4a
... list all 704 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Culm - When the tide's in. 3%
Hard Rock 3%
Classic Rock 18%
Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20 15%
Best slab climbs of the UK 16%
West Country Climbs 9%
Rockfax West Country top 50 20%
50 Best HS Routes in the UK. 20%
The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist 14%
CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain 5%
... list all 17 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