Adam Ondra, a 24-year-old professional climber, managed to climb what is considered by many climbers the wold's hardest cliff, the granite cave in Flatanger, Norway. Ondra taught himself how to climb at a very young age and has since won three World Championship gold medals. Show More Summary
The Czech climber continues to dominate the climbing world, sending the world's first 5.15d in Norway
[Photo] Francois Lebeau/Red Bull Content Pool Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin recently made the second free ascent of Mora Mora (8c or 5.14b, 700m) in Madagascar, which was first freed by Adam Ondra in 2010. Spanish climbers FranciscoShow More Summary
Adam Ondra has arguably pushed the upper limits of climbing further than anyone else in the last decade. In 2016 alone, he climbed the hardest multi-pitch route in the world, projected a contender for the hardest sport climb in the world, and put up his 15th 5.15b or harder first ascent,... Continue reading
Watch 5.15 climber and teacher Seb Bouin discuss his limitless motivation and ability to thrive on failure while trying his project, La Rage d'Adam, in the Verdon Gorge. Bouin named La Rage d'Adam after the rage Adam Ondra displays when he climbs. Ondra himself... Continue reading
Watch Adam Ondra and Martin Stranik go head-to-head in a series of bizarre climbing challenges, climbing in both boxing gloves and dog slippers. Continue reading
On November 21, 2016, after an eight-day push, 23-year-old Czech climber Adam Ondra topped out the 32-pitch Dawn Wall (VI 5.14d) on Yosemite’s El Capitan, a line many consider the hardest free big wall on the planet. With eight pitches of 5.14 and 12 pitches of 5.13, the route garnered... Continue reading
How the Czech climber blew away just about everyone's expectations on the world's toughest free climb.
After climbing my first El Cap route, I stumbled like a zombie back to my campsite Camp 4 at 9 p.m., hoping to just crash into my sleeping bag. Instead of finding my Walmart children’s tent with all my shit, there was a round rock pinning down a pink citation, telling me my campsite was […] The post Adam Ondra, Yosemite, and a Dawn of a New Era appeared first on Evening Sends.
Teaser: Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's world famous route on El Cap sees its third ascent. The sound you heard yesterday what the collective explosion of the climbing world as Adam Ondra made the third ascent of the Dawn Wall, in Yosemite. Show More Summary
Adam Ondra celebrates after finishing the most difficult pitches of the El Capitan's Dawn Wall (VI 5.14d). [Photo] Heinz Zak and Black Diamond Equipment Until yesterday Adam Ondra was better known for his sport climbing and competition...Show More Summary
The first ascent of the Dawn Wall took seven years from inception. Yesterday, Adam Ondra topped out the route after just a few weeks' work during his first trip to Yosemite.Ondra had three goals for his first trip to the Valley: free the Nose (5.14a, Grade VI) in a day, onsight the... Continue reading
Yosemite, California – In the early morning hours of Monday, November 14, 2016, 23-year-old Czech rock climber Adam Ondra with the support of Pavel Blazek began their ascent of the Dawn Wall on the southeast side of El Capitan in Yosemite, California. Show More Summary
The Czech climber just conquered one of the world's hardest routes in record time
A 23-year-old Czech speed climber considered by some to be the world’s best climber had hoped to ascend the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in five or six days, but it may take 10 or more.
Watch Adam Ondra make the first ascent of Robin Ud (5.15b/9b), a powerful 12-meter route in Slovakia. Although the route is only 12 meters long, Ondra calls it "quite pumpy," and says it's possible to fall off any one of the moves on because each is difficult, even when done separately. Continue reading
Watch Adam Ondra bolt, work, and finally send Change, the world's first 9b+/5.15c, in Norway's Flatanger Cave.This 8-minute teaser shows just some of the effort that Ondra put in while attempting the line. Check out Change Movie to purchase the full feature-length film.Related:... Continue reading
The one armed pinky pullups have finally paid off for Magnus Midtbo as he closses the door on his long fought Flatanger project, Thor’s Hammer. Magnus originally bolted the line the 2011, with Adam Ondra later getting the FA. All told it’s taken Magnus 15 days of hard effort, with a heartbreaking fall from the last move the day before he went on to send.
Watch Adam Ondra work the inverted crux moves on "Project Hard" in Norway's Flatanger Cave, which requires mono finger locks and figure-4s. Flatanger is also home to Ondra's Change, which was the first 5.15c/9b+ in the world. Continue reading