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Mat Wright


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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Mat Wright has quickly become a very capable sport climber, having climbed 8c+ in his first four years of climbing. He's already ticked Evolution, Devolution and Mecca Extension, so it's fair to say we can expect more from Mat in the near future...

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News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

2020 will be a year that most will hastily forget, with COVID-19 overshadowing the majority of the year. With much of the UK locked down throughout 2020, it's a wonder that we have much to reflect upon at all in our annual roundup. 

News Mat Wright climbs Serenata - Font 8C

Mat Wright has climbed Serenata (Font 8C) at Impossible Roof - his first of the grade.

News Mat Wright climbs Hubble (9a)

Mat Wright has climbed Hubble (9a) at Raven Tor in the Peak District. The 22-year-old first tried the route at the beginning of 2019, but couldn't do the moves and decided to leave it until he was stronger. Since then, he has ticked many of the hardest routes at...

News Serendipity (Font 8B+) for Mat Wright

Mat Wright has climbed Serendipity (Font 8B+) at Impossible Roof near Roche Abbey. The problem was first climbed by Dan Varian...

News Evolution (8c+) and two 8c's for Mat Wright

21-year-old Mat Wright has climbed Evolution (8c+), Devolution (8c) and Mecca Extension (8c), all at Raven Tor. The...


Latest Reviews for Mat's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the b...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14 models on test here include both smaller lightweight packs and gear guzzling titans.

An Introduction to Vegan Climbing Equipment

As a vegan, taking on a new sport/discipline requires research. With the help of the Veggie Guide team, we have put...

Christmas Gift Guide: Goodies for £40 and Under

Christmas is nearly here, and as usual we've left present buying til the last minute. From seasonal staples...

Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to...

Camming Devices

Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest? Which...


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Blue Ice - premium rucksacks, harnesses and ice axes

Blue Ice is celebrating its 10th year. To demonstrate how far they have come in terms of technical product you only have to look at this year's offering of best-in class-products for all aspects of mountaineering.

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportunity to...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

EB Split

EB, the grandfathers of all rock shoes, have been quietly reinventing and re-establishing the brand over the past 6 years, under the guidance of...

Battle of Britain 2018

The popular Battle of Britain competition is back once again for 2018 - online sign-up is now available.

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful...

OutDoor 2018 - Climbing Equipment Roundup

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative,...


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