Matt Smith

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Started climbing with Southampton University Mountaineering Club in 2008 and have never looked back. Has definitely become an addiction and can't imagine what I used to do before I discovered it.
For me climbing is all about adventure, especially on sea cliffs and in the mountains. I prefer Trad and DWS, but love all climbing really.
Bit of a "ticker" and I love a good line. Sitting down with a guidebook and a pen looking at what routes there are to do next is one of life's little enjoyments.

Location
Winterborne Kingston

Best Climbing Experience
Multi pitching in the Lakes and Snowdonia
Onsighting Goose Creature and Comes the Dervish in the Dinorwic slate quarries.
DWS along the Dorset, Devon and Pembroke coastlines.
The exposure of A Dream of White Horses
The relief and burning arms when topping out on routes at Boulder Ruckle
The view at the top of Tremadog after doing so many classics there.
Sport climbing weeks in Costa Blanca, El Chorro, Tenerife and Mallorca
Failing to cleanly climb all of Moonraker, means I have to go back.
Climbing Sacre Coeur just before my calves gave out.
A fortnight on and around the Isle of Skye. Highlights were a day on the Cioch and the Cuillin Ridge.
Managing to onsight The Sloth after putting it off for so long. Loved the transition over many years of it looking impossible, to doable, to climbing it.

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Personal Webpage
https://www.youtube.com/user/matthewrobertsmith9/videos

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 10 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Hound Tor, The Napes, Ham Hill Quarry, Nantlle, Hidden Quarry, Clovelly, Chacraraju Glacier, Gemiler Island, Kebnekaise, Hell Gill

Interests Outside Climbing
Mountaineering
Hill Walking
Kayaking
Tennis

About My Photography
Mostly point and shoot. Have a GoPro which I use a bit, but know it's not some people's cup of tea.

Photo Gallery

Matterhorn

Matterhorn
© Matt Smith

Andy on Porth Clais Crack

Andy on Porth Clais Crack
© Matt Smith

Joe leading Aries with Tom

Joe leading Aries with Tom
© Matt Smith

Steadily moving up my first E1 lead Sinecure.

Steadily moving up my first E1 lead Sinecure.
© Matt Smith

Sunny Delight (MS)

Sunny Delight (MS)
© Matt Smith

Solo Silhouette

Solo Silhouette
© Matt Smith

Keeping an eye on the reef below.

Keeping an eye on the reef below.
© Matt Smith

The classic DWS Freeborn Man

The classic DWS Freeborn Man
© Matt Smith

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