Matt is a 28 year old Salt Lake City climber of over 13 years. His climbing accomplishments are at the highest level. He has repeated the most difficult routes in the US and established first ascents in many areas. His unassuming and warm personality left everyone at the cliffs feeling good. Matt is a valued member of our climbing community.
Matt on his 5.14 at Ely
Matt is also an accomplished student. Focusing on Economics at the U of U, he is nearing his PhD and has received several prestigious scholarships along the way. He is a father to a 6 month old baby girl named Reagan and a loving husband to his wife Brooke.
In October this year, while attending the wedding of a friend, Matt dove into a small lake, hit his head and caused major damage to his spine. He is partially paralyzed from the chest down. Matt is currently undergoing medical care at the University of Utah. Unfortunately, Matt has no medical insurance and the bills are piling up fast.
Matt and his family need our help. As a community of friends and climbers we are working to assist them in their time of need through several fund-raisers.
Matt on Connect the Goddamn Dots at Santa Clara
Thanks to Jeff Baldwin for the photos.
For more information, please visit www.mattlundfund.com
October 21, 2006
Sell your old gear for Matt
During the bi-annual Black Diamond Gear Swap on October 21st, 2092 East 3900 South in Salt Lake City, a group of Matt's friends will be selling any gear that you are willing to donate: shoes, ropes, harnesses... anything you don't need and don't feel like having around the garage anymore. All proceeds will go directly to the Matt Lund Fund. Just drop off your gear to the Black Diamond Retail Store or phone 706-4522 and we'll come pick it up.
October 28, 2006
Deadpoint Climbing Competition
The Front Climbing Gym is hosting The Dead Point Climbing Comp and Matt Lund Fundraiser on the 28th of October from 12 pm to 4 pm. There will be an after-party at 5 pm with food, Squatter's Beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.
A special presentation of Josh Lowell's www.bigupproductions.com
unreleased Dosage 4 footage that was part of the Reel Rock Tour as well 20 minutes of never before seen bonus footage from the Dosage series will be shown.
Admission is free for competitors, $10 for everyone else. All of the proceeds will go to the Matt Lund Fund.
The Front is located at 1450 S. 400 W. in Salt Lake City www.frontslc.com