Björn Pohl - UKC, Oct 2012
© Lars Lindwall
Adam Ondra has managed to climb three 9a's in a single day in Frankenjura, Germany.
With beta from Alex Megos, Adam first almost flashed The Elder Statesman at Rotstein, doing it second go shortly afterwards. Then he moved over to The House of shock at the same crag, which also went second go, before completing the trilogy with an ascent of Sever the wicked hand, doing it first go of the day putting up the draws. This last one wasn't a one day ascent though as he had tried it a bit on a previous day.
Adam is of course preparing for his world Cup come back. The plan is to make a sort of soft comeback this year, competing in the last two competitions, before going all in next year.
Three 9a's in a day, plus an 8c, sends a clear message to his fellow competitors though: Adam Ondra is ready.
I dropped him a line and got a quick reply. Professional as always!
Hi Adam, hope all is well with you!
Hi Bjorn, sure I am well, thank you!
Thanks Adam and best of luck in Valance!
So there you have it: If you're ever in a bad mood after failing to flash a 9a, simply climb a couple of other ones and you will surely feel better!