Matty Hong

Age: 19, Years climbing: 13, Hometown: Fort Collins, CO, Favorite product: TESTAROSSA

Do you clip bolts, plug cams, stack pads, or crush ice?

Have and will always clip bolts. Stack pads high, really high. Play with cams, don't use them. Ice is cold.

How long have you been an athlete with La Sportiva?

First time on the team, hopefully not the last

What are some of your lifetime climbing goals?

Expanding the sport on all levels, not only difficulty but quality and quantity.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Don't you know who I am?

Do you have any vices?

Sometimes I butter my butter

What makes you tick as a climber and in the real world?

I tick real hard

What drives you to climb? The money? The groupies? The fame? What?

Yes, all of the above

What is your favorite movie?

My Big Fat Greek Weeding

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Megatron.... self explanatory

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

3 days, while I was big game hunting with Robert Goulet

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

United States.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

Foie Gras Brulee, Spiced Fig Jam and Toasted Brioche

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

Can we do this? Sounds cool.

What really scares you about climbing?

Not climbing

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

Lord of the Rings

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

Everywhere in the world.

Have no food or have no gasoline?


Do you wish you had sexier feet?

How dare you, my feet are beautiful