Ondra onsights Il Domani, 9a

by Björn Pohl - UKC May/2014
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+Aam Ondra onsighting Il Domani, 9a, Baltzola, 108 kb
Aam Ondra onsighting Il Domani, 9a, Baltzola
Björn Pohl - UKC, May 2014
© Patxi Usobiaga climbing trips

Adam Ondra has onsighted Il Domani, 9a, in the Baltzola cave, Basque country.

The most impressive climbing I have ever seen! says Patxi Usobiaga who witnessed the ascent. He should know what he is talking about having onsighted 8c+ himself.

It was also Patxi who made the first ascent of this route in March 2003. Needless to say, this was the first time it has been onsighted.

This was Adam's second 9a onsight after Pirmin Bertle's La Cabane au Canada at Rawyl, which he did in July last year.

He has been training very hard lately trying to reach a level where he more consistently can onsight 9a's and, well, he seems to be getting there...

In two weeks he'll be competing in the Innsbruck Bouldering WC, and then there's the Lead WC. That will be interesting!

Here is a video of Iban Larrion climbing Il Domani a few years ago.

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


Forums ( Read More... | 14 comments, 07 May 2014 )
I said "supposedly". I'm the first one to think that no single route is a passe-partout of any given grade. In an ideal world, each grade should have some 3-5 "classic" routes of extremely different...
Franz the Stampede - 07 May 2014

What, Hubble?! I don't reckon. Onsighting stamina routes is one thing; I think onsighting the likes of Hubble is a way off, though it's not wise to make too many predictions about the current crop of youngsters. jcm
johncoxmysteriously - 06 May 2014

I really appreciate the fact he's not afraid or ashamed in any way to show himself failing at something he's tried before and should supposedly be below his OS level. The same went with him slipping off 6A boulders in...
Franz the Stampede - 06 May 2014

More importantly, the "but what has he done on grit?" question has finally got an answer! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGnzI6WmsEg&feature=player_embedded Messiah E7 OS Master's Edge E7 OS Balance It Is E7...
Franz the Stampede - 05 May 2014

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