/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: Adam Ondra about grades & future plans

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UKC News - on 26 Feb 2013
Adam Ondra and Inka Matouskova supporting CAC, 3 kbAdam Ondra talks about grades and plans for the future.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67866
biscuit - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Ooh ! i think he's coming back to Rosario. When he was here for Chilam Balam he said he had not been anywhere with more potential for mad hard routes. Then he went to Norway unfortunately for us.

I missed him last time but i'm going to hang around like a lost puppy this time if he comes back ;0)
Daniel Heath - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Great interview, answered a few questions I'm sure we all have. I like his simplistic plan for this year!
Jus - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

"For some of them, I ruined my onsight attempt by watching videos many years ago, when I didn't really think about onsighting 9a+..."

That's a pretty strict onsight ethic!
Blue Straggler - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC News:

‎"There are still a few 9a's around I still haven't tried, but most of them don't seem like a perfect route to onsight, as they might be tricky etc."


I too find that those 9a routes might be tricky to onsight...
Daniel Heath - on 26 Feb 2013
In reply to Jus:

I know! It must require a lot of discipline to engage with a lot of other top climbers while avoiding beta about the handful of routes left to onsight.

I always cave in and look at pictures and comments on the internet. Just as well there are plenty of 7a's left for me to try!
BruceWee - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to biscuit:
> (In reply to UKC News)
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> Then he went to Norway unfortunately for us.
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Fortunately for us though :) You should see the cave at Flatanger, it is absolutely mind blowing. The whole region is great although I would like a couple more routes round about my grade. Well worth a visit if anyone's planning a trip.


biscuit - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to BruceWee:

Ah but i can climb in Chilam Balam cave ( routes from 6c ) and watch him and we have better weather and no midges ;-p

Either way it'll be great to see what he does this year.

BruceWee - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to biscuit:

Oh yeah, well we've got brown cheese and socialism.

OK, you win.
simes303 - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Jus:
> (In reply to UKC News)
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> "For some of them, I ruined my onsight attempt by watching videos many years ago, when I didn't really think about onsighting 9a+..."
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> That's a pretty strict onsight ethic!

There should be a time limit. If you last saw a video of your intended onsight more than 5 years ago then it's still valid.
In fact that may even make it harder. I know I've tried routes having seen video footage, and thinking I had a good idea of the moves but remembered it wrongly.


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