Adam Ondra has gone next level on the world of sport climbing with the FA of his route Change in the ridiculous Hanshelleren Cave near Flatanger, Norway. The 55 meter route connects pitches of 5.15a/b and 5.14d to yield what is likely the world’s first 5.15c. The route took Ondra around five weeks of work which for him is an eternity. PlanetMountain caught up with him to get all the details:
I had almost quit believing that I’d succeed this season, I kept failing and as I said, it was beginning to become really hard psychologically, because of these conditions, because I was beginning to lose shape. And now I’m just so happy!
You can see some footage of Ondra working the line in this video from the summer.
I saw someone make a comment to this effect somewhere else so apologies for not remembering who to give credit to, but I imagine this is pretty close to what it sounded like when he clipped the chains:
Can’t wait to see the video…