/ THE LOWDOWN: Adam Ondra: First part of super project completed

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Björn Pohl - UKC - on 27 Jul 2012
Adam Ondra on the first part of his Flatanger super project, 4 kbAdam Ondra seems determined to stay at Flatanger, Norway, until the business, his 9b+-project that is, is done. Now he has come one step closer by completing the first pitch, a 9a+ in its own right.
The whole line is around 55 meters and now he has reached the halfway point.
In total, this super...

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Kemics - on 27 Jul 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

3 8c+ onsights at a single crag is mind blowing. The savagery!
GeorgeClimbs - on 27 Jul 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: why does he climb with odd shoes, his right is a L.S. solution and his left, a Futura
Mountain Lass - on 27 Jul 2012
In reply to GeorgeClimbs:

I suppose it's a fit issue?

Mind you he's Adam Ondra so if he were climbing in flippers I'd seriously be considering a visit to a marine sports store...
abarro81 - on 27 Jul 2012
In reply to GeorgeClimbs:
Sometimes certain moves are easier with a particular shoe - the heel works better on a certain hook, the shoe wedges in a footlock better, the shape allows you to get more from a certain edge etc. So you might find the optimum 'pair' of shoes for a route isn't a pair at all..
Fultonius - on 27 Jul 2012
That press move at the crux is absolutely hideous looking. ONcredible.
Michael Gordon - on 27 Jul 2012
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

Does this first pitch lead to a ledge or just a lower-off?

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