Mathew Wright


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
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Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Social Media

Pics + Vids

Serendipity (8B+)
Added at 10:12 on 19 December 2020
Kaa'bah (8c+)
Added at 12:12 on 22 December 2020
Serenata (8C)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Belly of the Beast (8B)
Added at 19:02 on 07 February 2021
Keen Sympathiser (8B)
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Added at 16:08 on 22 August 2021
Evolution (8c+)
Added at 08:11 on 03 November 2021
Hubble (9a)
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Added at 14:10 on 27 October 2021
Fallingwater (8c)
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Added at 09:05 on 05 May 2021

Ascents

14 recorded ascents.

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Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2019 Serenity 8B (Boulder) 09 Feb 2019
Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 14 Apr 2019
Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 30 Apr 2019 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5LBV8Xb2b8

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 21 Sep 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmb53HGAur0

Mecca Extension 8c (Lead) 22 Sep 2019
Hajj 8c (Lead) 29 Sep 2019
2020 Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 25 May 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7YyV3xKGg

Hubble 9a (Lead) 30 Sep 2020

Matt was the first person to successfully use a kneebar on the route, though he commented that he felt it didn't change the grade for him.

I used the knee pad because it’s obvious. When you do the move on it’s own your knee naturally pushes into the roof, so avoiding it is a little silly in my opinion. The knee bar is actually really bad for the right knee, it’s a knee scum as British people would call it! It didn’t take any weight off my arms, it just slows me down when I release the good left hand pinch to give me a little bit more time to stab my fingers into the blind two-finger pocket in the roof. This move is also very bunched for tall people. [2]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CFxCUI8jHrs/

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/mathew-wright-repeats-hubble-ben-moon-masterpiece-raven-tor.html

Serenade 8B+ (Boulder) 10 Nov 2020
Serenata 8C (Boulder) 19 Nov 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHx-067DkW_/

2021 Fallingwater 8c (Lead) 02 May 2021

Second ascent?

https://www.instagram.com/p/COarkxCjV6D/

Keen Sympathiser 8B (Boulder) 22 Aug 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CS4j65zDQNG/

Bat Route 8c (Lead) 23 Sep 2021
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Hubble 9a (Lead) 30 Sep 2020

Matt was the first person to successfully use a kneebar on the route, though he commented that he felt it didn't change the grade for him.

I used the knee pad because it’s obvious. When you do the move on it’s own your knee naturally pushes into the roof, so avoiding it is a little silly in my opinion. The knee bar is actually really bad for the right knee, it’s a knee scum as British people would call it! It didn’t take any weight off my arms, it just slows me down when I release the good left hand pinch to give me a little bit more time to stab my fingers into the blind two-finger pocket in the roof. This move is also very bunched for tall people. [2]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CFxCUI8jHrs/

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/mathew-wright-repeats-hubble-ben-moon-masterpiece-raven-tor.html

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 21 Sep 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmb53HGAur0

Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 25 May 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7YyV3xKGg

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 14 Apr 2019
Mecca Extension 8c (Lead) 22 Sep 2019
Hajj 8c (Lead) 29 Sep 2019
Fallingwater 8c (Lead) 02 May 2021

Second ascent?

https://www.instagram.com/p/COarkxCjV6D/

Bat Route 8c (Lead) 23 Sep 2021
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Serenata 8C (Boulder) 19 Nov 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHx-067DkW_/

Serenade 8B+ (Boulder) 10 Nov 2020
Serendipity 8B+ (Boulder)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtdcyriXkJg

Serenity 8B (Boulder) 09 Feb 2019
Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 30 Apr 2019 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5LBV8Xb2b8

Keen Sympathiser 8B (Boulder) 22 Aug 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CS4j65zDQNG/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date