Adam Ondra has been busy doing Adam Ondra-like things of late, both in Spain and in Canada.
In Spain, Ondra has been gunning for the first repeat of Chris Sharma’s 5.15b Stoking The Fire. That route has yet to yield, but that hasn’t stopped Ondra from onsighting a couple 5.14b routes in Siurana including El Turron which you can see here.
At the present, Ondra has made his way to Squamish, BC, Canada for the first ever IFSC Training Camp, and while there he has engaged in something that has sort of become a cool tradition: Adam Ondra comes to your town and tries to climb your hardest routes on his first try.
First up was the 5.14c Silent Menace. Sonnie Trotter was there to take this picture and report that while Ondra was not successful on his first attempt, he was successful shortly thereafter.
Then it was on to a little route called Dreamcatcher (5.14d). Dreamcatcher is, of course, a route first done by Chris Sharma and made famous by Big Up in Dosage 4. Unfortunately, this route also failed to go down on the first go as well…
Update: Footage of Ondra’s attempt on Dreamcatcher can be seen here