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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Sawanabori  © The North Face
Sawanabori  © The North Face

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...

Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson discuss the route ahead.  © The North Face
Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson discuss the route ahead.  © The North Face

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...

Matty Hong on Fight or flight, 9b, Oliana, Spain  © Francois Lebeau
Matty Hong on Fight or flight, 9b, Oliana, Spain  © Francois Lebeau

News Fight or flight, 9b, by Matty Hong

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

Matty Hong doing White noise, ~8B+/C, Wild Basin, CO  © Jamie Emerson/B3 Bouldering
Matty Hong doing White noise, ~8B+/C, Wild Basin, CO  © Jamie Emerson/B3 Bouldering

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.


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Reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean? And by that definition, which models stand out? All will be revealed...

It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders
It's a super-snug belay refuge  © Dave Saunders

The North Face Summit L6 Down Belay Parka

It's way more jacket than most of us need, but if you're after a duvet for somewhere seriously cold then the Down Belay Parka would be a decent choice, says Dan Bailey

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna
It's good as 'active insulation' in winter conditions  © Martin McKenna

The North Face Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie 2.0

While The North Face describe the Ventrix Hoodie as a midlayer, you could equally call it a thin jacket. It's hard to...


Latest News from Matty's Sponsors

Annoucements direct from manufacturers

James Pearson getting wet on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L1 Climb Pants

An essential part of every climber's kit, these pants were designed for longs days in the harness and crafted with lightweight, stretch-woven Cordura™ fabric for unparalleled durability and range of motion.

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TRM)...

Caroline Ciavaldini climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face
Caroline Ciavaldini climbing waterfalls on the Sawanabori expedition  © The North Face

The North Face Summit L5 Ultralight Storm Jacket

Our lightest, most packable shell yet is designed to keep you dry through mountainside squalls without adding any unnecessary weight or bulk, so you can climb higher and faster without worrying whether your jacket will keep up.

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted...

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...