Adam Ondra


Quick Info

Nationality: CZ
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Date of birth: 05 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

Quick Info

Nationality: CZ
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Date of birth: 05 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


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

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

Ascents

105 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) 07 Feb 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) 10 Feb 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) 23 Mar 2008

In 4 hours!

WoGü 8c (Lead) 26 Jul 2008
Weiße Rose 9a (Lead) 13 Sep 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) 17 Nov 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) 01 Jan 2009 (approx)
Los Revolucionarios 9a (Lead) 01 May 2009 (approx)

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

Om 9a (Lead) 14 Jun 2009

Second ascent.

Confessions 8B (Boulder Flash) 20 Dec 2009
2010 Golpe de Estado 9b (Lead) 13 Mar 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).

Totally Free II 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
Austrian Oak 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
Magnetic Fields 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
North Star 9a (Lead) 02 May 2010

Second ascent.

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

Full Tilt 8b (Lead Onsight) 03 May 2010

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

Mandela 8a+ (Lead Onsight) 03 May 2010
Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 03 May 2010

Second ascent.

From Dirt Grows the Flowers 8C (Boulder) 30 Nov 2010
2011 La Capella 9b (Lead) 16 Feb 2011
La Planta de Shiva 9b (Lead) 07 Apr 2011
Chilam Balam 9b (Lead) 13 Apr 2011

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

Bat Route 8c (Lead Onsight) 16 May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

Overshadow 9a+ (Lead) 16 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

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 17 May 2011

Second ascent.

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

Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 14 Aug 2011
Practice of the Wild 8C (Boulder) 01 Oct 2011
Terranova 8C+ (Boulder) 10 Nov 2011

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

Big Paw 8B+ (Boulder) 29 Nov 2011
Gioia 8C+ (Boulder) 06 Dec 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

2012 Gecko Assis 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

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

Joe-Cita 9a (Lead) 20 Apr 2012

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

Jungle Boogie 9a+ (Lead) 05 Jun 2012
Nordic Flower 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 09 Jul 2012

Putting the draws in!

https://vimeo.com/109956376

Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10 Jul 2012 (approx)
Change 9b+ (Lead) 04 Oct 2012

The first 9b+ in the world.

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

Southern Smoke Direct 9a (Lead Flash) 30 Oct 2012

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

The Golden Ticket 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Nov 2012

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

Pure Imagination 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Nov 2012
2013 La Dura Dura 9b+ (Lead) 07 Feb 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) 10 Feb 2013

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

Chaxiraxi 9b (Lead) 27 Mar 2013

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

Cabane au Canada 9a (Lead Onsight) 09 Jul 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) 03 Aug 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

Move 9b+ (Lead) 20 Aug 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) 29 Sep 2013
Vasil Vasil 9b+ (Lead) 04 Dec 2013

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

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.

2014 First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 03 Feb 2014
Il Domani 9a (Lead Onsight) 04 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) 06 Jul 2014
TCT 9a (Lead Onsight) 11 Jul 2014
Chromosone Y 8c+ (Lead Flash) 13 Dec 2014
2015 Jade 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 07 Jun 2015

https://vimeo.com/130242972

Three Degrees of Separation 9a (Lead) 21 Jul 2015

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

C.R.S. 9b (Lead) 02 Nov 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) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Stoking the Fire 9b (Lead) 19 Feb 2016

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

Robin úd 9b (Lead) 05 Oct 2016

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

2017 Mamichula 9b (Lead) 02 Feb 2017
Pachamama 9a+ (Lead) 03 Feb 2017
Queen Line 9b (Lead) 18 Apr 2017
Lapsus 9b (Lead) 20 Apr 2017
Move Hard 9b (Lead) 10 Jul 2017
Silence 9c (Lead) 03 Sep 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) 13 Nov 2017
2018 Meiose 9a+ (Lead) 27 Jan 2018

Second ascent.

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

Super Crackinette 9a+ (Lead Flash) 10 Feb 2018

The first ever flash of a 9a+ route.

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

Eagle-4 9b (Lead) 13 Feb 2018

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

Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 24 Jun 2018
Disbelief 9b (Lead) 20 Jul 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/

White Wedding 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 07 Nov 2018

First OS ascent of the route.

Scarface 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 07 Nov 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/

The Assassin 9a (Lead) 09 Nov 2018

2nd ascent.

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

Badman 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 10 Nov 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/

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

An incredible onsight given the technical nature of the climbing.

A dream :-)

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

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 15 Nov 2018

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

2019 Neanderthal 9b (Lead) 12 Feb 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) 19 Sep 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) 24 Sep 2019
2020 Warmduscher 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 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) 23 Apr 2020
Ledoborec 8C+ (Boulder) 24 May 2020
Brutal Rider 8C+ (Boulder) 25 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) 06 Nov 2020
La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 09 Nov 2020

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

Les Massey Ferguson 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 29 Dec 2020
2021 Molekuly 9a+ (Lead) 26 Oct 2021

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

Erebor 9b (Lead) 09 Nov 2021

Third ascent. 4 sessions.

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

Kout Pikle 9a+ (Lead) 18 Dec 2021

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

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

Taurus 9b (Lead) 23 Dec 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) 28 Dec 2021

Second ascent.

2022 La Furia de Jabali 9a+ (Lead) 19 Jan 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) 27 Jan 2022

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

Bombardino 9a+ (Lead) 23 Feb 2022

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

Bomba 9b (Lead) 02 Mar 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) 12 Mar 2022

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

Wonderland 9b (Lead) 22 Mar 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) 29 Mar 2022

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

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Silence 9c (Lead) 03 Sep 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) 04 Oct 2012

The first 9b+ in the world.

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

La Dura Dura 9b+ (Lead) 07 Feb 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) 20 Aug 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) 04 Dec 2013

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

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.

La Capella 9b (Lead) 16 Feb 2011
La Planta de Shiva 9b (Lead) 07 Apr 2011
Chilam Balam 9b (Lead) 13 Apr 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) 27 Mar 2013

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

Iron Curtain 9b (Lead) 03 Aug 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

C.R.S. 9b (Lead) 02 Nov 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) 05 Oct 2016

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

Mamichula 9b (Lead) 02 Feb 2017
Queen Line 9b (Lead) 18 Apr 2017
Move Hard 9b (Lead) 10 Jul 2017 9b
One Slap 9b (Lead) 13 Nov 2017
Eagle-4 9b (Lead) 13 Feb 2018

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

Disbelief 9b (Lead) 20 Jul 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/

Taurus 9b (Lead) 23 Dec 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) 02 Mar 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) 22 Mar 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) 13 Mar 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) 10 Feb 2013

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

First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 03 Feb 2014
Stoking the Fire 9b (Lead) 19 Feb 2016

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

Lapsus 9b (Lead) 20 Apr 2017
Neanderthal 9b (Lead) 12 Feb 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) 09 Nov 2021 9b

Third ascent. 4 sessions.

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

The Lonely Mountain 9b (Lead) 28 Dec 2021 9b

Second ascent.

Rainman 9b (Lead Did not finish)

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

Jungle Boogie 9a+ (Lead) 05 Jun 2012 9a+
Molekuly 9a+ (Lead) 26 Oct 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bombardino 9a+ (Lead) 23 Feb 2022 9a+/9b

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

Pure Dreaming Plus 9a+ (Lead)
La Rambla Extension 9a+ (Lead) 10 Feb 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) 17 Nov 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) 16 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) 03 Feb 2017
Meiose 9a+ (Lead) 27 Jan 2018 9a+

Second ascent.

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

Super Crackinette 9a+ (Lead Flash) 10 Feb 2018

The first ever flash of a 9a+ route.

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

Qui 9a+ (Lead) 19 Sep 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) 19 Jan 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) 01 May 2009 (approx)

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

Joe-Cita 9a (Lead) 20 Apr 2012

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

El Potro 9a (Lead)

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

Estado Crítico 9a (Lead) 07 Feb 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) 13 Sep 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) 01 Jan 2009 (approx)
Om 9a (Lead) 14 Jun 2009

Second ascent.

North Star 9a (Lead) 02 May 2010

Second ascent.

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

Northern Lights 9a (Lead) 03 May 2010

Second ascent.

Rainshadow 9a (Lead) 17 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) 30 Oct 2012

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

Cabane au Canada 9a (Lead Onsight) 09 Jul 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) 04 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) 11 Jul 2014
Three Degrees of Separation 9a (Lead) 21 Jul 2015 9a+

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

The Dawn Wall 9a (Lead) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
The Assassin 9a (Lead) 09 Nov 2018

2nd ascent.

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

La Ley Indignata 9a (Lead) 09 Nov 2020

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

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) 06 Nov 2020
Nordic Flower 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 09 Jul 2012

Putting the draws in!

https://vimeo.com/109956376

Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10 Jul 2012 (approx)
Pure Imagination 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Nov 2012
The Golden Ticket 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 02 Nov 2012

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

Le Super Plafond 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 06 Jul 2014
Chromosone Y 8c+ (Lead Flash) 13 Dec 2014
Just Do It 8c+ (Lead Onsight) 10 Nov 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) 01 Jan 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) 12 Mar 2022

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

Goosfraba 8c+ (Lead Flash) 29 Mar 2022

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

WoGü 8c (Lead) 26 Jul 2008
Bat Route 8c (Lead Onsight) 16 May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

White Wedding 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 07 Nov 2018

First OS ascent of the route.

Scarface 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 07 Nov 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) 10 Nov 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) 29 Dec 2020
Magnetic Fields 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
Austrian Oak 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
Totally Free II 8b (Lead Onsight) 29 Apr 2010
Full Tilt 8b (Lead Onsight) 03 May 2010

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

Mandela 8a+ (Lead Onsight) 03 May 2010
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Terranova 8C+ (Boulder) 10 Nov 2011

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

Ledoborec 8C+ (Boulder) 24 May 2020
Brutal Rider 8C+ (Boulder) 25 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) 06 Dec 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

Pata Ledovce 8C (Boulder)
Drift 8C (Boulder)
From Dirt Grows the Flowers 8C (Boulder) 30 Nov 2010
Monkey Wedding 8C (Boulder) 14 Aug 2011
Practice of the Wild 8C (Boulder) 01 Oct 2011
Tekuté Štěstí 8C (Boulder) 24 Jun 2018
Ghost Rider 8C (Boulder) 24 Sep 2019
Iceberg 8C (Boulder) 23 Apr 2020
Dreamtime (pre break) 8B+ (Boulder) 23 Mar 2008

In 4 hours!

Big Paw 8B+ (Boulder) 29 Nov 2011 8B+/8C
Gecko Assis 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

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

Jade 8B+ (Boulder Flash) 07 Jun 2015

https://vimeo.com/130242972

Sviní Mor 8B (Boulder) 29 Sep 2013
Confessions 8B (Boulder Flash) 20 Dec 2009
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 15 Nov 2018

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

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade