More 5.14 Onsights (And Near Onsights) For Adam Ondra

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

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8 Responses to More 5.14 Onsights (And Near Onsights) For Adam Ondra

  1. david February 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    Looks like his heel popped first, not his fingers out of a “damp pin-scar.” sick flash go anyway though

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    • DD February 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

      Came here to say exactly this. The pin scars may have been seeping, but he fell because his heel popped.

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      • andreGree February 18, 2015 at 2:33 am #

        The video you can see in the link is from his second attempt – in the very first attempt he fell in the second to last or even the last move – check Sonnie Trotters FB.

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        • Narc February 18, 2015 at 6:53 am #

          It’s fairly unclear actually which attempt that picture is from vs. which attempt the video is from. At least to me.

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        • James February 18, 2015 at 10:12 am #

          The video is from his flash attempt. On his second go he slipped on the slab.

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        • JC February 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

          The video is definitely his first attempt. Also, he fell because he botched the beta and went too high in the seam.

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  2. James February 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Sharma likes to err on the safe side. All of his routes are stiff for the grade. Ondra fell off on his second try as well.

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  3. David February 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    We saw him speak on Monday here; he seems way more mature than 21 years old. Full legend. I’m also a bit proud of Squamish rock for not allowing him to just flash both routes.

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