Date of birth: 1995
Profession: Rock Climbing ( Bouldering and Lead )
About : 26-year-old Matty Hong from Boulder, Colorado became just the fourth American to climb 5.15b when he sent Fight or Flight, a route that Chris Sharma established in 2011. Climbing the grade was a goal of Matty’s, and he had the appropriate experience leading up to the feat. He’s been a regular in Rifle, Colorado since he could walk, watching his climber parents Steve Hong and Karin Budding, and he’s opened some of the area’s hardest routes, like Bad Girls Club, Planet Garbage and Stocking Stuffer—all 5.14d’s. Also an avid boulderer, Matty has ticked nearly 15 V14s. He sent his first 5.15a, Papichulo, in Oliana, Spain in 2016, and then climbed two more in Spain in 2017 with ticks of La Rambla and Joe Mama.
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Rifle, CO has transformed Matty Hong's climbing into the climber he is today.
Matty Hong, Boulderite.
During his trip to Spain, Matty Hong made quick work of La Rambla in Siurana and Joe Mama in Oliana.
Matty Hong is strong. And we’re not just saying that because it rhymes. In 2016, he climbed his first 5.15a, ticking Chris Sharma’s Papichulo in Oliana, Spain. But that was just the beginning. He followed that up with two more 5.15a’s, both in Spain, and solidified himself as one of the country’s top sport climbers.
Matty Hong goes on a tear at the Colorado's Rockies , taking down some of the state's hardest bouldering problems. Featuring climbs like the Wheel of Chaos V14, Echale V14 and Let the Right One In V14.
Matty Hong sends Mind 2 Motion (V14)
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