Adam Ondra - Gancho Perfecto (9a) + Sharma Videoby Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2011
This news story has been read 11,003 times
Adam Ondra has returned to the office again after the World Championships in Arco. The plastic pulling, resulting in him becoming the combined World Champion after a Gold in the duel, Silver in Bouldering and Bronze in Lead, doesn't seem to have had any negative impact on his rock climbing abilities. The "office" this time was, once again, Margalef, Catalunya.
In usual Ondra fashion, he made quick work of everything he laid his hands on, the highlights being:
A 3rd ascent of Chris Sharma's Gancho perfecto (Perfect hook) in the Finestra sector, which he feels could be 9a+.
A 2nd go ascent of the ~50 meter rig Era bella, 9a, in the La visera de la coma sector at same crag
A couple of onsights in the 8b+/c-range. (He considers Aitzol to be 8b+ rather than 8c.)
Here's a video of Sharma on the route.
Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope made the first free one-push ascent of the Ewbank Route on the Totem Pole,... Read more
22 year-old Nathan Phillips has just returned from a successful month-long trip to Averstal (AKA: Magic Wood), Switzerland, where... Read more
Tom Livingstone and Tony Stone have climbed Longhope Route (E7 6c) on St Johns Head, Hoy, established by Ed Drummond... Read more
After having done his final university exams, Adam Ondra took good time in Flatanger cave last week with the first ascent of... Read more
According to his 8a-scorecard, Adam Ondra has repeated Alex Megos' Geocache, 9a+. at the Vogelherdgrotte in the... Read more
VIDEO: First Round First Minute In this video we get to see Alex Megos' complete ascent of Chris Sharma's First... Read more