“I kind of know how to climb”

Adam Ondra, in an interview with Evening Sends:

For me, however, it takes less time to adapt [to bouldering] because I have climbed many kilometers of rock in my life—on all kinds rock and different angles. I don’t want to boast, but I think I kind of know how to climb. Anywhere, anything.

Understatement of the year?  Good interview.

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7 Responses to “I kind of know how to climb”

  1. Kerrygold September 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I wonder if Ondra would be stymied by Indian Creek’s splitters in the same way that Alex Megos was?

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    • matt September 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

      I bet he’d epic on a couple for the first two or three days, then figure it out pretty darn quick and start crushing. And it’d be pretty rad to watch. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it though. All the canyons are just big amphitheaters and you can hear echoes all the way down them.

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    • Jonas Wiklund September 25, 2014 at 5:16 am #

      Dunno, but I found the sandstone cracks in Teplice/Adrspach the Czech republic much harder than those in Indian creek (and quite scary as well).

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      • James September 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

        There’s a new video about the Wideboys climbing there and they pretty much say the same thing,

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        • Jonas Wiklund September 27, 2014 at 4:50 am #

          And boy, was I happy that they retro-upgraded Hlaska to 5.12+. That thing was fierce.

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  2. jiri_ September 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Didn’t he do some multipitch trad stuff in Madagascar?

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    • James September 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

      multipitch yes, trad no.

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