Mathew Wright


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
Social Media

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
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

21 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2019 Serenity 8B (Boulder) 9th February 2019
Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 14th April 2019
Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 28th April 2019

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

Evolution 8c+ (Lead) 21st September 2019

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

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

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

Hubble 9a (Lead) 30th September 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) 10th November 2020
Serenata 8C (Boulder) 19th November 2020

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

2021 Corinthian Groove 8b (Lead) 6th March 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMID16pDc8f/

Fallingwater 8c (Lead) 2nd May 2021

Second ascent?

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

Keen Sympathiser 8B (Boulder) 22nd August 2021

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

Bat Route 8c (Lead) 23rd September 2021
2022 Pedigree Chum 8c+ (Boulder) 1st February 2022
Achemine E9 (Lead) 10th April 2022

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

Lexicon E11 (Lead) 19th May 2022

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCKoMRD6lWE

Live Fast, Die Young E7 (Lead) 12th July 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf6pSNIDtxf/

Eternal Fall E9 (Solo) 17th September 2022

Mat suggested a bouldering grade of around 7B+/7C but because of the extremely poor landing he thought a trad grade was more appropriate.

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

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Hubble 9a (Lead) 30th September 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) 21st September 2019

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

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

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

Make it Funky 8c (Lead) 14th April 2019
Mecca Extension 8c (Lead) 22nd September 2019
Hajj 8c (Lead) 29th September 2019
Fallingwater 8c (Lead) 2nd May 2021

Second ascent?

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

Bat Route 8c (Lead) 23rd September 2021
Corinthian Groove 8b (Lead) 6th March 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMID16pDc8f/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Serenata 8C (Boulder) 19th November 2020

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

Serenade 8B+ (Boulder) 10th November 2020
Serendipity 8B+ (Boulder)

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

Serenity 8B (Boulder) 9th February 2019
Belly of the Beast 8B (Boulder) 28th April 2019

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

Keen Sympathiser 8B (Boulder) 22nd August 2021

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

Keen Roof - Nachos Start 8B (Boulder)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Lexicon E11 (Lead) 19th May 2022

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCKoMRD6lWE

Eternal Fall E9 (Solo) 17th September 2022 E9

Mat suggested a bouldering grade of around 7B+/7C but because of the extremely poor landing he thought a trad grade was more appropriate.

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

Achemine E9 (Lead) 10th April 2022

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

Live Fast, Die Young E7 (Lead) 12th July 2022 E9

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf6pSNIDtxf/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Pedigree Chum 8c+ (Boulder) 1st February 2022