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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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2020 Roundup Image   © UKC

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. 

Lynn Robinson, BMC President: "“It’s absolutely fantastic news that the BMC was successful in its bid and adds  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing
Lynn Robinson, BMC President: "“It’s absolutely fantastic news that the BMC was successful in its bid and adds  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing

News GB Climbing awarded £450K UK Sport Progression Funding

UK Sport has announced plans to invest £352 million in Olympic and Paralympic sport, including progression funding for seven sports - one of which is climbing.

Molly Thompson-Smith and Will Bosi  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing
Molly Thompson-Smith and Will Bosi  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing

News Molly Thompson-Smith makes European Championship Lead Finals - Watch Live on BBC Sport

GB Climbing's Molly Thompson-Smith has qualified in 5th place for today's European Championship Lead finals, which will be streamed on BBC Sport at 15:45 in addition to Russia Climbing's IFSC YouTube...

Molly Thompson-Smith placed 3rd in the Lead event in Moscow.  © IFSC
Molly Thompson-Smith placed 3rd in the Lead event in Moscow.  © IFSC

News 3rd Place for Molly Thompson-Smith in IFSC European Lead Championships

GB Climbing Team member Molly Thompson-Smith finished 3rd in tonight's IFSC...

Molly Thompson-Smith and Will Bosi  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing
Molly Thompson-Smith and Will Bosi  © Alex Messenger/GB Climbing

News IFSC European Championships Moscow (Olympic Qualifying Event) Livestreams

The IFSC European Championships in Moscow are taking place over the coming days...

Nico Favresse - The Ticklist 5  © Nico Favresse
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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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 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

Suede upper, high all-round rand and a decent chunky sole  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find l...

Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear
Montane X BMC Men's and Women's range  © UKC Gear

Montane X BMC Clothing line

Montane's X BMC range of climbing clothing balances casual comfort and technical cuts, making it equally suited to use at the wall or out on the crags. Made in collaboration with the BMC, 5% of all UK sales of the range will be donated to the Access & Conservation...

IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood
IKO CORE montage  © Rob Greenwood

PETZL IKO CORE - gimmick or innovation?

With its unique fit, the IKO CORE is a genuinely different and innovative headtorch. But whether it's much better than a more conventional model depends what you want it for, says Rob Greenwood. If you're climbing, look elsewhere; but if comfort,...

Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear
Comfy rock shoe group test  © UKC Gear

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear
The Booster is definitely a shoe with steeper terrain in mind  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...

Testing the Kalipe on slabby gneiss  © Dan Bailey
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...

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,...


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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