Nope, 5.14d Still Hasn’t Been Onsighted…But It Won’t Be Long

There’s been a lot of tongue twisting in the climbing news-osphere about Adam Ondra‘s recent FA of Joe-cita (5.14d) in Oliana, Spain.  While he did climb that specific line on his first try, he had previously climbed a portion of the link-up while climbing other routes.  Granted, he did either onsight or flash the harder parts, but  rules are rules.  He also came close to onsighting Duele la Realidad 2R (5.14d) but had to settle for a 2nd go send.

Get your bets in now for when 5.14d is going to go down first go…

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8 Responses to Nope, 5.14d Still Hasn’t Been Onsighted…But It Won’t Be Long

  1. CarlosFromPhilly April 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I don’t mean to start a sexist discussion, but didn’t someone important once say that anything a female climber is able to redpoint will shortly thereafter be onsighted by a dude?
    I swear i remember reading this somewhere.
    Or maybe it was someone at my gym… I forget.

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    • Sp April 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

      Considering Josune Bereziatu climbed 5.14d 10 years ago, I’m guessing that theory holds no water.

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  2. shaunocris April 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Based on Simon Carters experience (http://climbingnarc.com/2012/03/i-flashed-that-on-my-3rd-redpoint-shot-of-the-day/) who knows what to believe these days about what gets said.

    ” Like, just when is a “try” or a “go” a “shot” – or not? I think I’ve got that a “dog” is a “try” and not a “shot” nor a “go”, let alone an “attempt” “

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    • Narc April 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      I think Ondra has always been pretty clear about what he’s done though

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      • Aaron S April 27, 2012 at 8:26 am #

        I would guess that in some ways Ondra’s and DiGiulian’s lack of having to “project” routes in general fuels the drive for others to give less than the full truth. The two of them (as well as climbers like Woods, Robinson, etc. who create the same effect for bouldering) take things so out of perspective for how long it should take to send.

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        • Isaac April 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

          How long “should” it take to send 14d?

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  3. Narc October 30, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    You win if you had guessed about 6 months

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