Matty Hong: White Noise (V14/15)

posted by dpm on 10/01/2012


Matty Hong on White Noise (V14/15). Photo: dscottclarkphotography

Matty Hong has claimed the second ascent of Daniel Woods' new problem in Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park. Daniel describes White Noise as, "24 moves of power endurance climbing. The purest traverse that I have seen or done with a scary finish. There is no other way to go up on the boulder besides traversing from one arête to another. Perfect holds and moves." Jamie Emerson was there to capture all but the very first moves on camera which you can see in the video below. On his website,, Jamie breaks down the problem as a "V14 into a V10." Matty suggested that the problem may be V14. Hong is obviously in top form. Earlier this month he repeated Warrior Up (V14/15) at Mt. Evans, Colorado.

Click the image for video.