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Molly Thompson-Smith


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Molly is a member of the GB Climbing Team, holding multiple British Championship titles. In 2017, Molly won bronze in a Lead World Cup and earned a top 10 World Ranking. She is currently working towards Olympic selection while pushing her grade outdoors on sport routes and boulders. 

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Nico Favresse - The Ticklist 5  © Nico Favresse

The Ticklist #5 - Céüse Sends, Alpine Jaunts and More...

In this week's ticklist, we've got a variety of sport, trad multipitch, alpine and bouldering ascents to inspire you ahead of the weekend...

Molly Thompson-Smith on Intercooler (8c) in the Frankenjura  © Molly Thompson-Smith
Molly Thompson-Smith on Intercooler (8c) in the Frankenjura  © Molly Thompson-Smith

News 8b Onsight by Molly Thompson-Smith

Molly Thompson-Smith has become the first British woman to onsight 8b with an ascent of Odysseus at Götterwandl in Tyrol, Austria.

Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe
Siebe Vanhee climbing Orbayu  ©  David ‘Campe’ Lopez @davidlopezcampe

The Ticklist #2 - Puccio on Fire, Pearson Climbs his 2nd 9a and More

In this week's ticklist, we cover ascents from the boulders of Rocky Mountain National Park, quick multi-pitch ascents on massive limestone walls, to hard sport climbing by on-form Brits.

Molly Thompson-Smith on Intercooler (8c) in the Frankenjura  © Molly Thompson-Smith
Molly Thompson-Smith on Intercooler (8c) in the Frankenjura  © Molly Thompson-Smith

News Molly Thompson-Smith Ticks Hard Frankenjura Classics

Molly Thompson Smith has had a couple of successful months in the Frankenjura. She left the UK...

Holly Toothill on the final women's problem in CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works
Holly Toothill on the final women's problem in CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works

News Rab CWIF Final Results

A closed-doors Rab CWIF took place over the weekend and the lack of a crowd certainly didn't mean any lack of competition. In the...

Billy Ridal climbing into the Final of CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works
Billy Ridal climbing into the Final of CWIF 2020  © The Climbing Works

News RAB CWIF Semi Final Result and Final Livestream

The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) Semi Finals have just wrapped up and there have been a...

Molly Thompson-Smith clipped the chains of Via del Quim 8b+ in the space of a couple of hours.   © Jan Hojer
Molly Thompson-Smith clipped the chains of Via del Quim 8b+ in the space of a couple of hours.   © Jan Hojer

News 8b+ in a Day by Molly Thompson-Smith

Molly Thompson-Smith has redpointed Via del Quim 8b+ in Margalef, Spain, on her first redpoint go and in a day.

Molly Thompson-Smith looking strong on the powerful women's final route in Chamonix.  © Dark Sky Media
Molly Thompson-Smith looking strong on the powerful women's final route in Chamonix.  © Dark Sky Media

News Molly Thompson-Smith - The 2019 Season so Far #2

Molly qualifying in Wujiang, China.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Molly qualifying in Wujiang, China.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News Molly Thompson-Smith - The 2019 Season so Far

Molly Thompson-Smith climbing in Thailand.  © UKC News
Molly Thompson-Smith climbing in Thailand.  © UKC News

News Rollito Sharma Extension 8c by Molly Thompson-Smith

Molly Thompson-Smith climbing to 16th place in Kranj.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC
Molly Thompson-Smith climbing to 16th place in Kranj.  © Eddie Fowke/IFSC

News La Fabelita 8c by Molly Thompson-Smith

Billy Ridal in Magic Wood  © Billy Ridal
Billy Ridal in Magic Wood  © Billy Ridal

News Young Brits on Form in Magic Wood


Latest Reviews for Molly's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's combination of affordable price, and comfy and forgiving fit, makes them an easy approach shoe to get alon...

SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear
SWIFT by name, not necessarily by pace, as the author slowly plods his way up Win Hill  © UKC Gear

Petzl SWIFT RL - One Headtorch to Rule Them All?

The SWIFT RL offers an amazingly heavyweight power output in a light and compact package, says Rob Greenwood, while its Reactive Lighting helps preserve battery life. Is this all the headtorch you need?

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton
Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

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...

Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey
Light but pretty well cushioned, they feel like a good choice for mixed terrain  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long...

It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey
It's a refined and modern take on the traditional leather boot...  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

A traditional leather mountain boot with modern refinements, Tom Ripley thinks the updated Mont Blanc Pro GTX would be a good choice...

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...

QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley
QUARK montage  © Tom Ripley

Petzl QUARK

Last winter Petzl brought out a revamped range of technical axes. We covered the NOMIC and ERGONOMIC back in March, but a broken leg put our review of...


Latest News from Molly's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

U27 Membership  © BMC

Support the BMC for £1 / month

The BMC has launched a brand-new digital-only membership for the U27s. This new membership not only supports the great work of the BMC, but it's also packed full of personal benefits. 

Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith
Scarpa Manta Tech men's close up  © Ed Smith

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a...

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV
The Big Bang Tour  © BMC TV

Emma Twyford and The Big Bang: on tour

Watch the award-winning Big Bang film in cinemas and Patagonia stores this March. Join top climber Emma Twyford,...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic...

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...


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