In Case You’re Also Out Of Hard Routes To Climb In Kentucky

What do you do if you’re Adam Ondra and none of the established routes at an area take you more than a few tries?  You bolt a new one of course.

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12 Responses to In Case You’re Also Out Of Hard Routes To Climb In Kentucky

  1. Ron Nance November 6, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    So…if my memory serves me, Ondra is bolting a line that will pass really close to the massive bee hive. That should make for a spicy lead. Is the bee hive not there anymore?

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    • Narc November 6, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      It’s still there. You can see it directly to his right in the first picture.

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  2. King Smith November 6, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    If he is looking for something hard why doesn’t he try the sharma project?

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    • Narc November 6, 2012 at 11:17 am #

      Two possibilities:

      1) He wants to do his own thing
      2) The Sharma project only seems cool because of who bolted it and not because of the climbing it contains

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      • Mike November 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

        The Sharma Project at drive-by would be awesome if it had a better start. The holds are there and it goes free but either jugging that line or traversing that horrible ledge would just be a hassle.

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      • Sid November 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

        Two additional possibilities:

        3) The Sharma project seems cool because it sure does look SUPER imposing. Quite stunning really. Would be awesome if it goes.
        2) Speaking of which, maybe Adam isn’t trying it because it doesn’t go.

        Just sayin’…

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  3. mike November 6, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I would love to see him bolt something in the huge cave between Bronaugh Wall and Purgatory. The one with the gigantic huecos in it. He could call it “space balls.”

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    • AJW November 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

      Adam Taylor already bolted a line in the Bronaugh Cave

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  4. King Smith November 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I still think it would be cool to see someone try it just because of the roof.

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  5. Kylekyleclimbsweak November 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Maybe the 60-70 feet of jugging up a static line is keeping Adam from trying the Sharma project… I think that would be a big enough downside to keep most people from trying a route no matter how good it may be.

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  6. Sean Võ Kirkpatrick November 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Or maybe he just wants to add something new an inspiring while he’s here. He’ll definitely come back, perhaps even with Sharma, to tackle that project like on La Dura Dura. Speculation is speculatory.

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  7. send party November 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    My boy Brad Weaver did the Golden Ticket Sunday!

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