Born to climber parents, Matty Hong was hanging out at the crag before he could even talk. So it comes as no surprise that he has grown up to become a supernaturally talented climber. 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.

  • 1st place, 2015 Yank and Yard Bouldering Competition
  • 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
  • Hardest grade: Papichulo (5.15a), Oliana, Spain