Molly Thompson Smith


Top 5 career highlights

  • European Youth Cup Champion (2014)
  • Senior Lead World Cup, global ranking of 14th (2016)
  • 6 time British National Lead Champion
  • First British woman to win a medal in a Lead World Cup event (2017)
  • Senior Lead World Cup, global ranking of 7th (2017)


Molly Thompson-Smith is one of the UK’s strongest Lead Climbers, demonstrating immense physical and mental strength as she pits herself against challenging cliff faces and competition walls around the world.

Molly started climbing at her local sports centre, in Ladbroke Grove, London, at the age of eight. By 16 years old she was ranked number one in the World and had won the European Youth Cup. Now, a fully-fledged Senior competitor, she has her sights set on the Olympic Games.

A maths enthusiast, she is always using her head to decipher angles, routes and objectives as she climbs. Molly is at the top of her game in a sport of immense courage combined with cool headed calculation. She perfectly embodies ambition, agility and grace, as well as diversity in the world of outdoor sports.

Molly is not only a leading figure in her sport, but she has also discovered a love of nature and exploration which she wants to pass on. With 90% of the UK’s black population never having tried mountaineering or climbing, Molly is determined to break the traditional climbing mould.

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