PHOTOS: Adam Ondra F9a+ / Kalymnos & More

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jun/2009
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+Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura, 206 kbAdam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
16 year old Czech climbing phenomena Adam Ondra has continued his domination of the World sport climbing scene. His recent swift repeat of Markus Bock's Frankenjura testpiece Corona (F9a+) has cemented his already firm position at the very pinnacle of the sport.

According to 8a.nu in the last year Ondra has redpointed a gargantuan 58 routes of F8c to F9a+ and onsighted 47 routes between 8b and 8c.

On a recent 6 day trip to Kalymnos, Ondra ticked the following routes:

  • Gaia 8b - Odyssey - ONSIGHT
  • Gora guta gutarak 8c(+) - ONSIGHT
  • Nadir 8b+ - ONSIGHT
  • Sardonique 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Daniboy 8a - ONSIGHT
  • The Path to Deliverance 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Spartan Wall 8b - ONSIGHT
  • Los Revolucionarios 9a - FIRST ASCENT
  • Jaws 8c - FLASH
  • Les Arts du Vide 8b - FLASH
  • DNA extension 8a+ - ONSIGHT
  • Titantrope 8c+ - SECOND GO
  • Inshallah 8c+ - SECOND GO
  • Mammifere Vibes 8a+ – ONSIGHT
  • Ne pas toucher a ma bite 8a+ - ONSIGHT
  • Angelica 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Kalymnostrobe extension 8a+ - ONSIGHT

Commenting on Ondra's achievements on the recent Kalymnos festival, organiser Aris Theodoropoulos said:

"The pure soul of the Festival was the phenomenal Adam Ondra. Despite his 16 years of age, he has already taken sport climbing to a new dimension. In Kalymnos we were awestruck by his ability, speed and deep passion for climbing. Adam seems to have this effect even on the specialists, as Dani Andrada and Chris Sharma speechlessly watched him breeze through the 9a's in Spain last spring, prompting Chris to declare that he now feels “like an amateur!”.

The photo gallery below is of Adam Ondra repeating Corona (F9a+). Photos courtesy of Vojta Vrzba

+Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura, 185 kbAdam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
+Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura, 216 kbAdam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
+Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura, 207 kbAdam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
+Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura, 222 kbAdam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba

The photo gallery below is from the recent Kalymnos festival and was sent to UKClimbing.com by Aris Theodoropoulos

+Giannis Koulias, 114 kbGiannis Koulias
Aris Theodoropoulos, Jun 2009
© Nicolas Smalios
+Nicolas Smalios, 81 kbNicolas Smalios
Aris Theodoropoulos, Jun 2009
© Nicolas Smalios
+Nicolas Smalios, 142 kbNicolas Smalios
Aris Theodoropoulos, Jun 2009
© Nicolas Smalios
+Nicolas Smalios, 141 kbNicolas Smalios
Aris Theodoropoulos, Jun 2009
© Nicolas Smalios
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