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Matty Hong


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While he has some impressive competition results under his belt, outdoor rock is where his heart lies, and Matty has ticked some of the toughest routes around. His resume lists some impressive sends, including Papichulo and La Rambla (both 5.15a) and a handful of 5.14d’s, as well as a grip of V14 boulder problems. And with a background in film production, the guy can wield a camera. Not a bad skill to have when you’re travelling around the world to beautiful crags all over the place.

  • Fight or Flight (5.15b), Oliana, Spain
  • Papichulo (5.15a), Oliana, Spain
  • Joe Mama (5.15a), Oliana, Spain
  • La Rambla (5.15a), Siurana, Spain
  • Warrior Up V15, Lincoln Lake, CO
  • 4th Place, Lead World Cup
  • Bolted and first ascent, La Cucaracha (5.14c), Rifle, CO
  • First ascent, Bad Girls Club (5.14d), Rifle, CO
  • First ascent, Apple Juice Flood (5.14c), Red River Gorge, KY
  • 1st place, 2015 Yank and Yard Bouldering Competition
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Video Climbing in India's Baspa Valley

Last Autumn, a strong team of climbers consisting of Jacopo Larcher, Siebe Vanhee, Matty Hong and the Pou brothers travelled to India's Baspa Valley. The varied area offered a mixture of big walls, bouldering and exceptional looking sin...

Fri Night Vid Sawanobori - Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

Our Friday Night Video this week is a trip to Japan to climb the country's highest waterfall: Shomyo Falls in Toyama. Sawanobori is the Japanese art of climbing a mountain river to its source, involving scrambling up gullies, ravines and...

Article Sawanobori - James Pearson on Climbing Waterfalls in Japan

On Wednesday 20th March, UKC hosted The North Face Speaker Series 'Sawanobori' film launch, featuring TNF athletes James Pearson, Caroline Ciavaldini, Matty Hong, Yuji Hirayama and Toru Nakajima. These athletes weren't climbing rock...

News Fight or flight, 9b, by Matty Hong

Matty Hong has repeated Chris Sharma's Fight or flight, 9b, at Oliana, Spain.

Video Matty Hong Repeats White Noise, 8B+/C

Matty Hong has made the 2nd ascent of Daniel Woods' White noise, F8B+/C, at Wild Basin, Colorado.


Latest Reviews for Matty's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Cyclone GTX Walking Boot

The Scarpa Cyclone GTX is a solid 3-season walking boot featuring a distinctive exoskeleton to give support and stability. It's been brilliant for rough moorland walks over the last few months, says Theo Moore, and feels like it will last anoth...

Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet didn't fit the original then the LV version might be for you, says Penny Orr.   

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

Now in its seventh version, the Manta remains a benchmark mountain boot in the B2 category, and should equally appeal to mountaineers and winter hillwalkers. This is a robust and unashamedly chunky boot, says Dan Bailey, and while you'll find lighter models, and others...

Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...

Scarpa Kalipe

They are not the most technical approach shoe on the market, and their shallow tread could prove a worry on steep grass, but the Kalipe's...

Scarpa Spin Ultra

Offering generous levels of cushioning and support in a surprisingly lightweight package, the Spin Ultra should be equally at home on long...


Latest News from Matty's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Footwear Spring/Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round u...

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has represented the "benchmark" in 4 season Mountain boots. Evolving over many generations, the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

The North Face presents: Towers of Tigray

With a rich history of climbing, the Tigray region of Ethiopia has always provided an incredible...

Restoring Hardknott Forest

Hardknott Forest is a 600 hectare conifer plantation in the upper reaches of the Duddon valley in the Lake District. It was...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic...

ISPO 2020 - New Clothing

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...


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