Adam Ondra


Quick Info

Nationality: CZ
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Date of birth: 5th February 1993
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9c
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 9a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 9a+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8
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Adam Ondra is widely considered to be the best rock climber in the world.

He has established or repeated many of the worlds 9bs, put up the first 9b+ with Change and the first 9c with Silence. He's onsighted multiple 9as and became the first person to flash 9a+ when he climbed Super Crackinette on his first try. He is also an extremely strong boulderer with multiple ascents of boulders up to 8C+.

While his hardest ascents are notable what sets Adam apart from his contemporaries is his depth of experience. At the time of writing he has onsighted 64 8cs, 21 8c+s, 3 9as and climbed 188 routes graded 9a or harder. He has also won the world cup 7 times and the world championships 5 times.

References

[1] Adam's logbook https://www.adamondra.com/list-of-routes

[2] Interview with Magnus Midtbø, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-5yuVuDFzU

[3] Profile in the New York Times, 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/sports/olympics/adam-ondra-climbing.html

Quick Info

Nationality: CZ
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Date of birth: 5th February 1993
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8C+
Hardest Boulder (Flash): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9c
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 9a
Hardest Sport (Flash): 9a+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8
Social Media

Adam Ondra is widely considered to be the best rock climber in the world.

He has established or repeated many of the worlds 9bs, put up the first 9b+ with Change and the first 9c with Silence. He's onsighted multiple 9as and became the first person to flash 9a+ when he climbed Super Crackinette on his first try. He is also an extremely strong boulderer with multiple ascents of boulders up to 8C+.

While his hardest ascents are notable what sets Adam apart from his contemporaries is his depth of experience. At the time of writing he has onsighted 64 8cs, 21 8c+s, 3 9as and climbed 188 routes graded 9a or harder. He has also won the world cup 7 times and the world championships 5 times.

References

[1] Adam's logbook https://www.adamondra.com/list-of-routes

[2] Interview with Magnus Midtbø, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-5yuVuDFzU

[3] Profile in the New York Times, 2021 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/sports/olympics/adam-ondra-climbing.html


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Pics + Vids

Added at 18:11 on 15 November 2021
Terranova (8C+, FA)
Added at 16:04 on 01 April 2022
La Ley Indignata (9a)
Added at 05:05 on 27 May 2021
El Potro (9a, FA)
Added at 12:03 on 15 March 2021
Nordic Flower (8c+)
Added at 08:07 on 26 July 2021
Los Revolucionarios (9a, FA)
Added at 09:10 on 25 October 2021
Weiße Rose (9a)
Added at 19:07 on 08 July 2021
La Rambla Extension (9a+)
Added at 09:07 on 03 July 2021
Just Do It (8c+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Molekuly (9a+, FA)
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Added at 20:10 on 31 October 2021
Super Crackinette (9a+)
Added at 16:06 on 30 June 2021
Chaxiraxi (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Stoking the Fire (9b)
Added at 15:04 on 08 April 2022
Belly Full of Bad Berries (E8)
Added at 17:08 on 31 August 2021
Robin úd (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Eagle-4 (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Il Domani (9a)
Added at 21:04 on 05 April 2021
Jade (8B+)
Added at 16:02 on 05 February 2021
Bombardino (9a+, FA)
Added at 15:04 on 11 April 2022
Bomba (9b, FA)
Added at 15:04 on 11 April 2022
Fight or Flight (9b)
Added at 21:02 on 01 February 2021
Rainman (9b)
Added at 14:02 on 02 February 2021
Overshadow (9a+)
Added at 07:07 on 05 July 2021
Goosfraba (8c+)
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Added at 20:04 on 02 April 2022
Kout Pikle (9a+, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 19 December 2021
Kout Pikle (9a+, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 29 December 2021
Trofeo dell’Adriatico (9a+, FA)
Added at 17:02 on 10 February 2022
Neanderthal (9b)
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Added at 08:02 on 09 February 2022
Meiose (9a+)
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Added at 06:10 on 05 October 2021
Southern Smoke Direct (9a)
Added at 06:07 on 05 July 2021
Gioia (8C+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Move (9b+, FA)
Added at 14:12 on 24 December 2021
Silence (9c, FA)
Added at 17:12 on 18 December 2020
The Assassin (9a)
Added at 15:04 on 07 April 2022
Solitary Souls (8c+)
Added at 13:05 on 26 May 2022
Wonderland (9b, FA)
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Added at 17:03 on 23 March 2022
Wonderland (9b, FA)
Added at 17:06 on 29 June 2022
Iron Curtain (9b, FA)
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Added at 14:07 on 13 July 2022
Iron Curtain (9b, FA)
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Added at 14:07 on 13 July 2022
Change (9b+, FA)
Added at 17:12 on 18 December 2020
Gecko Assis (8B+)
Added at 06:07 on 05 July 2021
Vasil Vasil (9b+, FA)
Added at 12:08 on 25 August 2022
Vasil Vasil (9b+, FA)
Added at 12:08 on 25 August 2022
Disbelief (9b, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Zvěřinec (9b+, FA)
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Added at 18:11 on 20 November 2022
Pohár Nesmrtelnosti (Prodloužení) (8C, FA)
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Added at 10:11 on 24 November 2022
Water World (9a)
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Added at 18:11 on 28 November 2022

Ascents

113 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2007 Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 7th February 2007

Third go. Adam suggested 8c+ at the time but after a subsequent ascent of Golpe de Estado he said it could warrant 9a due to some hold breakages.

2008 La Rambla Extension 9a+ (Lead) 10th February 2008

5th go, without resting hold [although] it is nonsense to consider it as prohibited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdbKjPUDJVY

Dreamtime (pre break) 8B+ (Boulder) 23rd March 2008

In 4 hours!

WoGü 8c (Lead) 26th July 2008
Weiße Rose 9a (Lead) 13th September 2008

Second ascent.

Adam suggested it could be 9a+:

Yess! very solid for that grade in my opinion, with good conditions much better, maybe 9a+ I do not know

https://www.facebook.com/adamondraofficial/photos/pcb.3877426219004530/3877402072340278/

Open Air 9a+ (Lead) 17th November 2008

Second ascent.

A bit harder than Weiße Rose, so 9a+ should be appropriate I hope, when Alex Huber did it, Action Directe considered as 8c+ , then 9a for this one was OK. Now when AD is 9a, this should be 9a+.

https://www.climbing.com/news/groundbreaking-515-gets-second-ascent/

2009 Corona 9a (Lead) 1st January 2009 (approx)
Los Revolucionarios 9a (Lead) 1st May 2009 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8VQ4GSDh-c

Om 9a (Lead) 14th June 2009

Second ascent.

Confessions 8B (Boulder Flash) 20th December 2009

Well, 8B+ flash sounds amazing but I can't put as 8B+, it was all too simple compared to The Dagger or La Proue. I just gave it go without expecting anything and suddenly I was on the top and did not find it very hard. But I do not say it can't be 8B+, it might have been pretty much my style or I don't know... To flash The Vice was much more difficult for me. see Martin's comment as well.

2010 Golpe de Estado 9b (Lead) 13th March 2010

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

HUGE relief for me, mission accomplished despite various obstacles - notoriously strong wind, injury, flu and stomach ache just before the second trip (thus I was out of shape). After first day in the route I did not expect I would have to dedicate so much time, but proved to be really hard and mischevious. 29 tries (mental torture for me!) during 14 days, but some days only go when I found out it is just too windy to climb at 6th bolt. I do not say it is hard 9b after breaking the hold, but 100% it is 9b now (a bit harder than Marina).

Magnetic Fields 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
Austrian Oak 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
Totally Free II 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
North Star 9a (Lead) 2nd May 2010

Second ascent.

4th go, normal 9a for tall [people], harder for short ones

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 3rd May 2010

Second ascent.

Full Tilt 8b (Lead Onsight) 3rd May 2010

Narrowly missed out on True North dropping the last boulder problem.

Mandela 8a+ (Lead Onsight) 3rd May 2010
From Dirt Grows the Flowers 8C (Boulder) 30th November 2010
2011 La Capella 9b (Lead) 16th February 2011
La Planta de Shiva 9b (Lead) 7th April 2011
La Rubia 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 13th April 2011

The same day as Chilam Balam!

Chilam Balam 9b (Lead) 13th April 2011

Adam suggested low 9b, while acknowledging that he did the route quickly and wasn't too sure on the grade.

Overshadow 9a+ (Lead) 16th May 2011

Second ascent.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-britains-first-8c-on-sight-and-9a-repeat.html

https://vimeo.com/24461554

Bat Route 8c (Lead Onsight) 16th May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 17th May 2011

Second ascent.

Honestly one of the best climbs I have done, only Raindogs could be less polished

5 Uve 8c (Lead Onsight) 27th June 2011
Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 14th August 2011
Practice of the Wild 8B+ (Boulder) 1st October 2011
Terranova 8C+ (Boulder) 10th November 2011

https://youtu.be/QeR47AQ05Jo?t=71

Big Paw 8B+ (Boulder) 29th November 2011
Gioia 8C+ (Boulder) 6th December 2011

Second ascent.

A fairy-tale end of physical and mental battle, spent 11 days in total on this problem, the same as on Terranova, therefore I go for 8C+ from the same reasons. Thumbs up Christian for the vision and excitement to keep trying over and over again, I knew it is possible, Christian saw just a piece of incredible impossible-looking rock.

On the grade:

Well every single move is at the very limit and so I do think it's 8C+. I'd compare it in difficulty to Terranova. If you were to give this 8C, then the bouldering grades wouldn't make much sense anymore. You'd have to downgrade all the 8B+ and most of the 8C's as well. When Christian [Core] sent the problem he thought it could be 8C+, but he first suggested 8C to play things safe. I can only congratulate him for this superb ascent three years ago. [2]

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeR47AQ05Jo

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-the-pure-gioia-interview.html

Gecko Assis 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 11th December 2011

A notorious dilemma with the grade, fits perfectly my style, height and conditions were awesome. But the second climbing day, a bit tired and not fully on the limit. I would love to record it as 8B+, but it just did not feel like 8B+... that is my feeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1BEILGQoWQ

2012 Joe-Cita 9a (Lead) 20th April 2012

Most of the climb was onsight or flash, except the end of second pitch of Marroncita (8b).

Jungle Boogie 9a+ (Lead) 5th June 2012
Thor's Hammer 9a (Lead) 8th July 2012

Adam initially said 9a+ but later suggested 9a was more appropriate after new beta and some kneebars were found.

Nordic Flower 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 9th July 2012

Putting the draws in!

https://vimeo.com/109956376

Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10th July 2012 (approx)
Change 9b+ (Lead) 4th October 2012

The first 9b+ in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0uesTSgMys

Southern Smoke Direct 9a (Lead Flash) 30th October 2012

https://youtu.be/Fco-hX0PW_c?t=120

The Golden Ticket 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 2nd November 2012

https://vimeo.com/channels/blackdiamond/53636034

Pure Imagination 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 2nd November 2012
2013 La Dura Dura 9b+ (Lead) 7th February 2013

The second 9b+ in the world. Bolted by Chris Sharma, the pair worked the line together until Adam made the first ascent. Chris made the second ascent shortly afterwards making it the world's first confirmed 9b+.

Fight or Flight 9b (Lead) 10th February 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45xlTby_S2A

Chaxiraxi 9b (Lead) 27th March 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZyvzzPXlU

Cabane au Canada 9a (Lead Onsight) 9th July 2013

Long-term dream came true when I did not even expect it. I travelled to this incredible area, thinking that the route would be pretty dirty and abandoned after a long winter, but I found it perfectly cleaned with the draws hanging in. I admit that it is definitely not hard 9a, it definitely rather lower end, but it fits my style, I felt in very decent shape and I fought hard! For the first time in my life, I onsighted a route which had been suggested 9a and I could honestly believe that it could be in the 9a region. For all the others it was simply not case, even though it is very hard to judge it while you are onsighting. Beautiful moment and experience in the early morning session in some of the most breathtaking sportclimbing-wall I have ever seen.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-9a-onsight-at-rawyl-in-switzerland.html

Iron Curtain 9b (Lead) 3rd August 2013

9b standard for me? I wish! No, 9b is still a really hard route, certainly not something I would do in an afternoon without too much effort. To tell the truth with Iron Curtain I thought the process would be quite easy and quick. I felt super strong, on the way to Flatanger I had just fired a 9a project called Purgatory at Hell (an area close to Trondheim) on my 2nd go, and the first day on Iron Curtain felt good. But how wrong I was!

Bad conditions arrived and I discovered that the crux holds were completely wet due to condensation. Conditions improved, but were far from perfect and it's hard to climb a route this hard in bad conditions, there is no margin for mistakes and I kept making them... In the end, after some days trying, an extremely strong wind made me go up into the cave yet again despite wanting to take the afternoon off and I sent this perfect line.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-frees-new-9b-at-flatanger-in-norway.html

https://www.instagram.com/p/-JGf-oAumJ/

https://www.instagram.com/p/7AJU5ugugO/

Move 9b+ (Lead) 20th August 2013

9b/b+ or just HARD 9b. Took me 2 weeks and half, while feeling strong and with bomber conditions. This route was hard for me, one my hardest, though Change is probably harder to repeat, as it fits my style WAY MORE. [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/norway/flatanger/sectors/hanshallaren/routes/move

[2] https://vimeo.com/73040942

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder) 29th September 2013
Vasil Vasil 9b+ (Lead) 4th December 2013

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

2 years and 20-25 days on this thing. It is definitely not mega line, it is painful, short and in dirty place. But it was there, I bolted it 5 years ago and I couldn't leave it unclimbed. It is basically one-mover. 7 meters of burly 8b route into hard boulder problem, which is 8B+ on itself for sure. One single move is at least 8B. Very frustrating process of making no progression for long days, but when it finally happened, on super cold sticky day, it felt like nothing. In a short moment it was all over. Short, but LONG awaited moment. I am so happy.

References

[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/adam-ondra-and-vasil-vasil-the-third-9b-interview.html

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/12/vasil_vasil_new_9b+_by_ondra-68562

2014 First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 3rd February 2014
Il Domani 9a (Lead Onsight) 4th May 2014

Been waiting for this for such long time, saving for an onsight. Almost tried last year in less than ideal conditions, but the decision I made was good. Today everything was perfect, awesome [temps] and well rested, and that was just enough to send this beautiful route. Sooo happy. My hardest onsight ever 4sure. [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/spain/baltzola/sectors/la-cueva/routes/il-domani

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA8Bjp4SOkA

Le Super Plafond 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 6th July 2014
TCT 9a (Lead Onsight) 11th July 2014
Chromosone Y 8c+ (Lead Flash) 13th December 2014
2015 Jade 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 7th June 2015

https://vimeo.com/130242972

Three Degrees of Separation 9a (Lead) 21st July 2015

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-climbs-three-degrees-of-separation-at-ceuse.html

C.R.S. 9b (Lead) 2nd November 2015

What a moment! Extremely satisfying ascent, nice to feel the progression on the real rock. This route bolted from Seb Bouin is just ultimate power endurance testpiece, combining desperately physical overhang with extremely thin holds on the very top. Last try, last day, 3 days in total and 1 try two years ago. Never did the "real" 9b so fast, not even close:-) This cliff (close to St Leger) is the future, ranked number 2 after Flatanger for me in terms of 9b's and more...and it is not secret spot any more...

2016 The Dawn Wall 9a (Lead) 1st January 2016 (approx)
Stoking the Fire 9b (Lead) 19th February 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo64D1-Vumw

Hyper Finale 9a+ (Lead) 17th July 2016
Robin úd 9b (Lead) 5th October 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbK4MqpFsVc

2017 Mamichula 9b (Lead) 2nd February 2017
Pachamama 9a+ (Lead) 3rd February 2017
Queen Line 9b (Lead) 18th April 2017
Lapsus 9b (Lead) 20th April 2017
Move Hard 9b (Lead) 10th July 2017
Silence 9c (Lead) 3rd September 2017

The first 9c in the world and a new benchmark in sport climbing. Adam spent a lot of time training specifically for the route, going as far as to strengthen his calves so he could get a better rest out of the kneebars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRTNHDd0gL8

One Slap 9b (Lead) 13th November 2017
2018 Meiose 9a+ (Lead) 27th January 2018

Second ascent.

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BepiiOxlmfe/

La Castagne 9a+ (Lead) 2nd February 2018
Super Crackinette 9a+ (Lead Flash) 10th February 2018

The first ever flash of a 9a+ route.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6OvrRbGU68

Eagle-4 9b (Lead) 13th February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTjZ2JHJDJo

Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 24th June 2018
Disbelief 9b (Lead) 20th July 2018

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

Project from Calgary climber Josh Muller who worked on it quite a bit and actually did all the moves! Took me 8 days of effort, mental battle with one low percentage. In the end, I think it is pretty high-end 9b, but I do not have the courtage to call it 9b+. 7C+ into 8C boulder without any rest into easy finish.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgEjHZhvxz/

Scarface 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 7th November 2018

First OS of a 14a at Smith.

https://www.lacrux.com/en/klettern/vlog-7-adam-ondra-climbs-scarface-8b-in-the-smith-rocks-onsight-area/

White Wedding 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 7th November 2018

First OS ascent of the route.

The Assassin 9a (Lead) 9th November 2018

2nd ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCvLhskHVQw

Just Do It 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10th November 2018

An incredible onsight given the technical nature of the climbing.

A dream :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6floyyDP-w

Badman 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 10th November 2018

First OS and on the same day as his Just Do It OS!

https://gripped.com/news/adam-ondra-wraps-smith-trip-project-attempt/

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 15th November 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ2GBjwf5CI

2019 Neanderthal 9b (Lead) 12th February 2019

8 years after first trying the line!

There are not many routes that I can tell about that I really hated then at certain point. But Neanderthal was definitely one of them. Not because the route is of bad quality, just because how many times I failed again and again. Getting over it and finally succeeding was a huge lesson.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtyS3XHhnRE/

Qui 9a+ (Lead) 19th September 2019

Second ascent.

2nd ascent after 23 year, FA Stefan Fürst in 1996. It took me over 10 years and roughly 10 days. 1st day this year. Stefan gave it 9a, possibly something have broken, but very possibly it has not got much harder due to breaks. I believe it is more 9a+ now, even though the crux is very hard to grade. The difficulty is not to be underestimated as the first 8c section is surprisingly tiring and makes the crux so much harder. [1]

[1] Adam's comments on 8a.nu.

Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 24th September 2019
2020 Warmduscher 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 1st January 2020 (approx)

If you asked me what was last year’s best sport-climbing achievement for me 🙏, I would probably reply “Warmduscher”.

https://www.emontana-magazine.com/adam-ondra-onsight-warmduscher/

Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 23rd April 2020
Ledoborec 8C+ (Boulder) 24th May 2020
Brutal Rider 8C+ (Boulder) 25th May 2020

In total it has 25 hard moves and could as well be 9b sport route.

https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/czech-republic/sloup/sectors/stre-skaly/routes/brutal-rider

Directa Rodillar 8c+ (Lead) 6th November 2020
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 9th November 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_4nAcA1us

Les Massey Ferguson 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 29th December 2020
2021 Molekuly 9a+ (Lead) 26th October 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CViqftnNJZu/

Erebor 9b (Lead) 9th November 2021

Third ascent. 4 sessions.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWG3br6jcrn/

Kout Pikle 9a+ (Lead) 18th December 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXrFZgUqbJW/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsWNzOKL6-Y

Taurus 9b (Lead) 23rd December 2021

The first 9 moves are surely an 8C+ boulder problem and if I consider it a boulder problem, it is probably the one that took me the most time ever.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CX9H55-hS7M/

The Lonely Mountain 9b (Lead) 28th December 2021

Second ascent.

2022 La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 19th January 2022

https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/spain/la-capella/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/furia-de-jabali

https://www.instagram.com/adam.ondra/tv/CZFZZ3cBZtH/

Trofeo dell’Adriatico 9a+ (Lead) 27th January 2022

https://youtu.be/EaBQGIsIZfs?t=600

Bombardino 9a+ (Lead) 23rd February 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioAg56vEJsc

Bomba 9b (Lead) 2nd March 2022

One of the most epic moments of my climbing! Very unexpected. I though it would be 9b+, but unfortunately after only few days of work it cannot be 9b+. Very bouldery, very reachy and very crimpy. Love it! Definitely upper end of 9b in my opinion.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CanI9WVuini/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioAg56vEJsc

Solitary Souls 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 12th March 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJxEuMK7Fa0

Wonderland 9b (Lead) 22nd March 2022

Probably 9b/b+. Hard bouldery start (8c route) into very good kneebar, then power endurance into hard crux (8A+ boulder?), easier sustained finish where is is possible to mess up. Probably the hardest in Arco.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbdFJrHKs3t/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hKEyyi0F_c

Goosfraba 8c+ (Lead Flash) 29th March 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbxwR9vsq3l/

Zvěřinec 9b+ (Lead) 20th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClMSqlBMtlc/

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-establishes-zverinec-new-9b-plus-czechia.html

Pohár Nesmrtelnosti (Prodloužení) 8C (Boulder) 23rd November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClUOrTTu-Zh/

Water World 9a (Lead Onsight) 28th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Clg5CQCAO-5/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Silence 9c (Lead) 3rd September 2017 9c

The first 9c in the world and a new benchmark in sport climbing. Adam spent a lot of time training specifically for the route, going as far as to strengthen his calves so he could get a better rest out of the kneebars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRTNHDd0gL8

Change 9b+ (Lead) 4th October 2012 9b+

The first 9b+ in the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0uesTSgMys

La Dura Dura 9b+ (Lead) 7th February 2013

The second 9b+ in the world. Bolted by Chris Sharma, the pair worked the line together until Adam made the first ascent. Chris made the second ascent shortly afterwards making it the world's first confirmed 9b+.

Move 9b+ (Lead) 20th August 2013 9b/9b+

9b/b+ or just HARD 9b. Took me 2 weeks and half, while feeling strong and with bomber conditions. This route was hard for me, one my hardest, though Change is probably harder to repeat, as it fits my style WAY MORE. [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/norway/flatanger/sectors/hanshallaren/routes/move

[2] https://vimeo.com/73040942

Vasil Vasil 9b+ (Lead) 4th December 2013 9b+

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

2 years and 20-25 days on this thing. It is definitely not mega line, it is painful, short and in dirty place. But it was there, I bolted it 5 years ago and I couldn't leave it unclimbed. It is basically one-mover. 7 meters of burly 8b route into hard boulder problem, which is 8B+ on itself for sure. One single move is at least 8B. Very frustrating process of making no progression for long days, but when it finally happened, on super cold sticky day, it felt like nothing. In a short moment it was all over. Short, but LONG awaited moment. I am so happy.

References

[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/adam-ondra-and-vasil-vasil-the-third-9b-interview.html

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/12/vasil_vasil_new_9b+_by_ondra-68562

Zvěřinec 9b+ (Lead) 20th November 2022 9b+ (hard)

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClMSqlBMtlc/

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-establishes-zverinec-new-9b-plus-czechia.html

La Capella 9b (Lead) 16th February 2011 9a+
La Planta de Shiva 9b (Lead) 7th April 2011
Chilam Balam 9b (Lead) 13th April 2011 9b (soft)

Adam suggested low 9b, while acknowledging that he did the route quickly and wasn't too sure on the grade.

Chaxiraxi 9b (Lead) 27th March 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZyvzzPXlU

Iron Curtain 9b (Lead) 3rd August 2013 9b

9b standard for me? I wish! No, 9b is still a really hard route, certainly not something I would do in an afternoon without too much effort. To tell the truth with Iron Curtain I thought the process would be quite easy and quick. I felt super strong, on the way to Flatanger I had just fired a 9a project called Purgatory at Hell (an area close to Trondheim) on my 2nd go, and the first day on Iron Curtain felt good. But how wrong I was!

Bad conditions arrived and I discovered that the crux holds were completely wet due to condensation. Conditions improved, but were far from perfect and it's hard to climb a route this hard in bad conditions, there is no margin for mistakes and I kept making them... In the end, after some days trying, an extremely strong wind made me go up into the cave yet again despite wanting to take the afternoon off and I sent this perfect line.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-frees-new-9b-at-flatanger-in-norway.html

https://www.instagram.com/p/-JGf-oAumJ/

https://www.instagram.com/p/7AJU5ugugO/

C.R.S. 9b (Lead) 2nd November 2015

What a moment! Extremely satisfying ascent, nice to feel the progression on the real rock. This route bolted from Seb Bouin is just ultimate power endurance testpiece, combining desperately physical overhang with extremely thin holds on the very top. Last try, last day, 3 days in total and 1 try two years ago. Never did the "real" 9b so fast, not even close:-) This cliff (close to St Leger) is the future, ranked number 2 after Flatanger for me in terms of 9b's and more...and it is not secret spot any more...

Robin úd 9b (Lead) 5th October 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbK4MqpFsVc

Mamichula 9b (Lead) 2nd February 2017
Queen Line 9b (Lead) 18th April 2017
Move Hard 9b (Lead) 10th July 2017 9b
One Slap 9b (Lead) 13th November 2017
Eagle-4 9b (Lead) 13th February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTjZ2JHJDJo

Disbelief 9b (Lead) 20th July 2018 9b (hard)

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

Project from Calgary climber Josh Muller who worked on it quite a bit and actually did all the moves! Took me 8 days of effort, mental battle with one low percentage. In the end, I think it is pretty high-end 9b, but I do not have the courtage to call it 9b+. 7C+ into 8C boulder without any rest into easy finish.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgEjHZhvxz/

Taurus 9b (Lead) 23rd December 2021

The first 9 moves are surely an 8C+ boulder problem and if I consider it a boulder problem, it is probably the one that took me the most time ever.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CX9H55-hS7M/

Bomba 9b (Lead) 2nd March 2022 9b (hard)

One of the most epic moments of my climbing! Very unexpected. I though it would be 9b+, but unfortunately after only few days of work it cannot be 9b+. Very bouldery, very reachy and very crimpy. Love it! Definitely upper end of 9b in my opinion.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CanI9WVuini/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioAg56vEJsc

Wonderland 9b (Lead) 22nd March 2022 9b/9b+

Probably 9b/b+. Hard bouldery start (8c route) into very good kneebar, then power endurance into hard crux (8A+ boulder?), easier sustained finish where is is possible to mess up. Probably the hardest in Arco.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbdFJrHKs3t/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hKEyyi0F_c

Golpe de Estado 9b (Lead) 13th March 2010

From Adam's 8a.nu logbook:

HUGE relief for me, mission accomplished despite various obstacles - notoriously strong wind, injury, flu and stomach ache just before the second trip (thus I was out of shape). After first day in the route I did not expect I would have to dedicate so much time, but proved to be really hard and mischevious. 29 tries (mental torture for me!) during 14 days, but some days only go when I found out it is just too windy to climb at 6th bolt. I do not say it is hard 9b after breaking the hold, but 100% it is 9b now (a bit harder than Marina).

Fight or Flight 9b (Lead) 10th February 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45xlTby_S2A

First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 3rd February 2014
Stoking the Fire 9b (Lead) 19th February 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo64D1-Vumw

Lapsus 9b (Lead) 20th April 2017
Neanderthal 9b (Lead) 12th February 2019

8 years after first trying the line!

There are not many routes that I can tell about that I really hated then at certain point. But Neanderthal was definitely one of them. Not because the route is of bad quality, just because how many times I failed again and again. Getting over it and finally succeeding was a huge lesson.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtyS3XHhnRE/

Erebor 9b (Lead) 9th November 2021 9b

Third ascent. 4 sessions.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWG3br6jcrn/

The Lonely Mountain 9b (Lead) 28th December 2021 9b

Second ascent.

Rainman 9b (Lead Did not finish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkdGK0d8iOk

Jungle Boogie 9a+ (Lead) 5th June 2012 9a+
Hyper Finale 9a+ (Lead) 17th July 2016
La Castagne 9a+ (Lead) 2nd February 2018 9a+
Molekuly 9a+ (Lead) 26th October 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CViqftnNJZu/

Kout Pikle 9a+ (Lead) 18th December 2021 9a+/9b

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXrFZgUqbJW/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsWNzOKL6-Y

Trofeo dell’Adriatico 9a+ (Lead) 27th January 2022

https://youtu.be/EaBQGIsIZfs?t=600

Bombardino 9a+ (Lead) 23rd February 2022 9a+/9b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioAg56vEJsc

Pure Dreaming Plus 9a+ (Lead)
La Rambla Extension 9a+ (Lead) 10th February 2008

5th go, without resting hold [although] it is nonsense to consider it as prohibited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdbKjPUDJVY

Open Air 9a+ (Lead) 17th November 2008 9a+

Second ascent.

A bit harder than Weiße Rose, so 9a+ should be appropriate I hope, when Alex Huber did it, Action Directe considered as 8c+ , then 9a for this one was OK. Now when AD is 9a, this should be 9a+.

https://www.climbing.com/news/groundbreaking-515-gets-second-ascent/

Overshadow 9a+ (Lead) 16th May 2011

Second ascent.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-britains-first-8c-on-sight-and-9a-repeat.html

https://vimeo.com/24461554

Pachamama 9a+ (Lead) 3rd February 2017
Meiose 9a+ (Lead) 27th January 2018 9a+

Second ascent.

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BepiiOxlmfe/

Super Crackinette 9a+ (Lead Flash) 10th February 2018

The first ever flash of a 9a+ route.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6OvrRbGU68

Qui 9a+ (Lead) 19th September 2019 9a+

Second ascent.

2nd ascent after 23 year, FA Stefan Fürst in 1996. It took me over 10 years and roughly 10 days. 1st day this year. Stefan gave it 9a, possibly something have broken, but very possibly it has not got much harder due to breaks. I believe it is more 9a+ now, even though the crux is very hard to grade. The difficulty is not to be underestimated as the first 8c section is surprisingly tiring and makes the crux so much harder. [1]

[1] Adam's comments on 8a.nu.

La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 19th January 2022 9a+

https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/spain/la-capella/sectors/unknown-sector/routes/furia-de-jabali

https://www.instagram.com/adam.ondra/tv/CZFZZ3cBZtH/

Los Revolucionarios 9a (Lead) 1st May 2009 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8VQ4GSDh-c

Joe-Cita 9a (Lead) 20th April 2012

Most of the climb was onsight or flash, except the end of second pitch of Marroncita (8b).

Thor's Hammer 9a (Lead) 8th July 2012 9a

Adam initially said 9a+ but later suggested 9a was more appropriate after new beta and some kneebars were found.

El Potro 9a (Lead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cjDRWBJl5c

Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 7th February 2007 8c+

Third go. Adam suggested 8c+ at the time but after a subsequent ascent of Golpe de Estado he said it could warrant 9a due to some hold breakages.

Weiße Rose 9a (Lead) 13th September 2008

Second ascent.

Adam suggested it could be 9a+:

Yess! very solid for that grade in my opinion, with good conditions much better, maybe 9a+ I do not know

https://www.facebook.com/adamondraofficial/photos/pcb.3877426219004530/3877402072340278/

Corona 9a (Lead) 1st January 2009 (approx)
Om 9a (Lead) 14th June 2009

Second ascent.

North Star 9a (Lead) 2nd May 2010

Second ascent.

4th go, normal 9a for tall [people], harder for short ones

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 3rd May 2010

Second ascent.

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 17th May 2011

Second ascent.

Honestly one of the best climbs I have done, only Raindogs could be less polished

Southern Smoke Direct 9a (Lead Flash) 30th October 2012

https://youtu.be/Fco-hX0PW_c?t=120

Cabane au Canada 9a (Lead Onsight) 9th July 2013 9a

Long-term dream came true when I did not even expect it. I travelled to this incredible area, thinking that the route would be pretty dirty and abandoned after a long winter, but I found it perfectly cleaned with the draws hanging in. I admit that it is definitely not hard 9a, it definitely rather lower end, but it fits my style, I felt in very decent shape and I fought hard! For the first time in my life, I onsighted a route which had been suggested 9a and I could honestly believe that it could be in the 9a region. For all the others it was simply not case, even though it is very hard to judge it while you are onsighting. Beautiful moment and experience in the early morning session in some of the most breathtaking sportclimbing-wall I have ever seen.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-9a-onsight-at-rawyl-in-switzerland.html

Il Domani 9a (Lead Onsight) 4th May 2014

Been waiting for this for such long time, saving for an onsight. Almost tried last year in less than ideal conditions, but the decision I made was good. Today everything was perfect, awesome [temps] and well rested, and that was just enough to send this beautiful route. Sooo happy. My hardest onsight ever 4sure. [1]

[1] https://www.8a.nu/crags/sportclimbing/spain/baltzola/sectors/la-cueva/routes/il-domani

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA8Bjp4SOkA

TCT 9a (Lead Onsight) 11th July 2014
Three Degrees of Separation 9a (Lead) 21st July 2015 9a+

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-climbs-three-degrees-of-separation-at-ceuse.html

The Dawn Wall 9a (Lead) 1st January 2016 (approx)
The Assassin 9a (Lead) 9th November 2018

2nd ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCvLhskHVQw

La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 9th November 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_4nAcA1us

Water World 9a (Lead Onsight) 28th November 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/Clg5CQCAO-5/

Hubble 9a (Lead Did not finish) 9a
Total Eclipse 9a (Lead Did not finish) 8c+/9a

Adam came close but didn't manage to finish it off.

Directa Rodillar 8c+ (Lead) 6th November 2020
La Rubia 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 13th April 2011

The same day as Chilam Balam!

Nordic Flower 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 9th July 2012

Putting the draws in!

https://vimeo.com/109956376

Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10th July 2012 (approx)
The Golden Ticket 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 2nd November 2012

https://vimeo.com/channels/blackdiamond/53636034

Pure Imagination 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 2nd November 2012
Le Super Plafond 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 6th July 2014
Chromosone Y 8c+ (Lead Flash) 13th December 2014
Just Do It 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10th November 2018

An incredible onsight given the technical nature of the climbing.

A dream :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6floyyDP-w

Warmduscher 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 1st January 2020 (approx)

If you asked me what was last year’s best sport-climbing achievement for me 🙏, I would probably reply “Warmduscher”.

https://www.emontana-magazine.com/adam-ondra-onsight-warmduscher/

Solitary Souls 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 12th March 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJxEuMK7Fa0

Goosfraba 8c+ (Lead Flash) 29th March 2022

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbxwR9vsq3l/

5 Uve 8c (Lead Onsight) 27th June 2011
WoGü 8c (Lead) 26th July 2008
Bat Route 8c (Lead Onsight) 16th May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

White Wedding 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 7th November 2018

First OS ascent of the route.

Scarface 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 7th November 2018

First OS of a 14a at Smith.

https://www.lacrux.com/en/klettern/vlog-7-adam-ondra-climbs-scarface-8b-in-the-smith-rocks-onsight-area/

Badman 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 10th November 2018

First OS and on the same day as his Just Do It OS!

https://gripped.com/news/adam-ondra-wraps-smith-trip-project-attempt/

Les Massey Ferguson 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 29th December 2020
Austrian Oak 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
Magnetic Fields 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
Totally Free II 8b (Lead Onsight) 29th April 2010
Full Tilt 8b (Lead Onsight) 3rd May 2010

Narrowly missed out on True North dropping the last boulder problem.

Mandela 8a+ (Lead Onsight) 3rd May 2010
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Terranova 8C+ (Boulder) 10th November 2011

https://youtu.be/QeR47AQ05Jo?t=71

Ledoborec 8C+ (Boulder) 24th May 2020
Brutal Rider 8C+ (Boulder) 25th May 2020

In total it has 25 hard moves and could as well be 9b sport route.

https://www.8a.nu/crags/bouldering/czech-republic/sloup/sectors/stre-skaly/routes/brutal-rider

Gioia 8C+ (Boulder) 6th December 2011 8C+

Second ascent.

A fairy-tale end of physical and mental battle, spent 11 days in total on this problem, the same as on Terranova, therefore I go for 8C+ from the same reasons. Thumbs up Christian for the vision and excitement to keep trying over and over again, I knew it is possible, Christian saw just a piece of incredible impossible-looking rock.

On the grade:

Well every single move is at the very limit and so I do think it's 8C+. I'd compare it in difficulty to Terranova. If you were to give this 8C, then the bouldering grades wouldn't make much sense anymore. You'd have to downgrade all the 8B+ and most of the 8C's as well. When Christian [Core] sent the problem he thought it could be 8C+, but he first suggested 8C to play things safe. I can only congratulate him for this superb ascent three years ago. [2]

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeR47AQ05Jo

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-the-pure-gioia-interview.html

Pohár Nesmrtelnosti (Prodloužení) 8C (Boulder) 23rd November 2022 8C/8C+

https://www.instagram.com/p/ClUOrTTu-Zh/

Drift 8C (Boulder)
Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder)
From Dirt Grows the Flowers 8C (Boulder) 30th November 2010
Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 14th August 2011
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 24th June 2018
Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 24th September 2019
Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 23rd April 2020
Dreamtime (pre break) 8B+ (Boulder) 23rd March 2008

In 4 hours!

Practice of the Wild 8B+ (Boulder) 1st October 2011 8C (soft)
Big Paw 8B+ (Boulder) 29th November 2011 8B+/8C
Gecko Assis 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 11th December 2011 8B

A notorious dilemma with the grade, fits perfectly my style, height and conditions were awesome. But the second climbing day, a bit tired and not fully on the limit. I would love to record it as 8B+, but it just did not feel like 8B+... that is my feeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1BEILGQoWQ

Jade 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 7th June 2015

https://vimeo.com/130242972

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder) 29th September 2013
Confessions 8B (Boulder Flash) 20th December 2009 8B

Well, 8B+ flash sounds amazing but I can't put as 8B+, it was all too simple compared to The Dagger or La Proue. I just gave it go without expecting anything and suddenly I was on the top and did not find it very hard. But I do not say it can't be 8B+, it might have been pretty much my style or I don't know... To flash The Vice was much more difficult for me. see Martin's comment as well.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 15th November 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ2GBjwf5CI

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade