Video: Adam Ondra Sending “Open Air” 9a+/5.15a

Video: Adam Ondra Sending “Open Air” 9a+/5.15a

Last month Adam Ondra made headlines when he made the 2nd ascent of Alex Huber’s Open Air (5.15a) at Austria’s Schleier Wasserfall.  The ascent was notable in that the route had stood unrepeated for over 10 years.

Here is some video of Ondra’s send.  It takes a while for the route to develop, but the ending is worth the wait.

Hat tip to Peter Beal for the original link.

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3 Responses to Video: Adam Ondra Sending “Open Air” 9a+/5.15a

  1. steve schultz December 31, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Very impressive. He looked absolutely locked in the entire time. Incredible.

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  2. oblomov January 3, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    Certainly very impressive! He makes it look so obvious and natural. He really is born for climbing.

    But why (why?!)do people always have to put that awful music behind a movie?? I see it a lot in climbing movies. Very annoying, I want to hear the rock, the climbing, the emotions, or just the silence that makes climbing outside so great. Now I have to turn the sound off (to discover only in the end that there nonetheless was some original sound to the video..)

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    • Narc January 3, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

      I agree, I find most music to be unnecessary in short clips.

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