Terranova | 8C+ Boulder problem


See also Nova.

Terranova is a boulder problem in the Moravsky Kras area of the Czech Republic established by Adam Ondra in 2011 as his first 8C+. The problem is around 17 moves long. Adam described it as

This boulder is foremost about it's difficulty. I would like to emphasize that it is not the most beautiful, exposed line in the world. It does not go on top of the stone but it is only a traverse at the beginning of the wall. I always thought that it won't be possible. [1]


[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-frees-terranova-8c-.html

Contributors: remus

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1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Adam Ondra Boulder | worked 10th Nov 2011
First ascent.

For sure, for many boulderers it would not be motivating at all. But I had my dream-holds, that kept circling in my mind, I kept wondering if there was a way to traverse this part of the wall. And also I had a project close to my home, with good conditions even if it is 18 degrees outside (fresh breeze from inside the cave, additionally limestone is not aggressive for skin). [2]


[1] https://youtu.be/QeR47AQ05Jo?t=71

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/11/8c+boulder_by_ondra_updated-_comments_from_adam-64987

[3] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-frees-terranova-8c-.html