Rock Climbing

Matt Segal

The paradox of Matt Segal’s climbing lies within the juxtaposition of its origins and its current trajectory.

With humble beginnings in southern Florida, America’s most impoverished rock setting, Matt began what would become a productive affair with climbing. Working his way through the competitive scene, Matt began to earn a name for himself due to his natural talents on the wall as well as his outspoken nature off it. In a trade-off between his native beaches and the American Rockies, Matt made the move to Boulder, Colorado. There he began the transition from comp killing youth to budding rock talent.

Matt found his true calling in climbing and proceeded to focus his time on pushing the limits of single pitch traditional climbing. In this arena, Matt continues to extend the boundaries, both for him and the sport, finding a balance between the progression of his ethics, spirituality and the sport he loves so much.

A Story with Matt


Alex Honnold proposed an expedition idea to go traditional climbing down the Green River in Utah. The terrain was mostly virgin, so the objective was to establish new routes in a remote area. Matt Segal hinted that I should join in and try something new (I had never trad climbed before). I was intrigued by …