Adam Ondra - Gancho Perfecto (9a) + Sharma Video

by Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2011
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+L-R: Adam Ondra (2nd), Dmitry Sharafutdinov (1st) and Rustam Gelmanov (3rd), 215 kbL-R: Adam Ondra (2nd), Dmitry Sharafutdinov (1st) and Rustam Gelmanov (3rd)
© Arco 2011

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.

Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Montura, La Sportiva, Beal and Hudy Sports

Source: 8a

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