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Malcolm Smith (climber)

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Nationality  British
Height  178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Name  Malcolm Smith
Role  Climber
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Type of climber  Sport climbing, bouldering
Highest grade  Redpoint: 9a (5.14d) Bouldering: 8B+ (V14)

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Malcolm Smith (born 1973) is an elite rock climber born in Dunbar, Scotland. He is the brother of Scottish Visual Artist Sandy Smith.


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Climbing since 1988, he has developed an impressive list of repeated hard climbs, notably repeating Ben Moon's 1990 testpiece Hubble at Raven Tor aged only 18. Smith is particularly known for his commitment to tough training regimes and for his focus on bouldering. He is one of only a handful of climbers to have repeated the classic Dreamtime at Cresciano, and has also made first ascents of boulder problems up to Font 8B+ such as Monk Life in Northumberland and Pilgrimage at Parisella's Cave in North Wales.

Smith has also competed internationally and is sponsored by Scarpa and Moon Climbing.

In 2014, Smith and The Climbing Academy released a range of climbing holds under the brand Stonesmith Holds.

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Smith's training techniques were the subject of the black and white short film Splinter by Slackjaw Films. This was originally included as a free extra on their DVD "Blood, Sweat and Bagels", but has since come to be regarded as a classic climbing short in its own right.


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