Basecamp: A Climbing Magazine Podcast—Matty Hong / Heather Weidner

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Young climbing phenom and climbing media up-and-comer Matty Hong was the fourth American to climb 5.15b when he climbed Fight or Flight in Oliana, Spain. He also had his film Break on Through about Margo Hayes’s ascent of La Rambla featured in the hugely popular Reel Rock Film Tour. When we sat down we talked about growing up with prolific climbing parents, what climbing 5.15b means to him, how he balances being a climber and photographer and videographer, and how he sees his professional climbing career evolving over time.

Heather Weidner is most recently known for her first female ascent of China Doll, a 5.14a R trad route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado. Recently, she teamed up with Climbing Magazine and Arno Ilgner of Rock Warrior’s Way to produce The Art of Redpointing, an online class that will be launch on August 6. We talked about why redpointing is important, who would benefit from the class, and Heather reveals a few of her own personal tips.

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