VIDEO: Adam Ondra attempts to onsight Psikoterapia, 9a

by Björn Pohl - UKC May/2014
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Recently Adam Ondra onsighted Il Domani, 9a, in the Baltzola cave. This was his second onsight of the grade and he considers it to be his hardest so far. Two is obviously not enough, so Adam went to Valdegovia to try and make it three.

Being technical, powerful and rather short, only 16 meters, Psikoterapia is not very similar to Il Domani, and this time Adam didn't have the necessary luck to succeed, though by the looks of it he was very close.

Desnivel has an interview (in Spanish) where Adam talks about his onsight of Il Domani, competitions and why he is now being coached by Patxi Usobiaga.

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

Forums ( Read More... | 9 comments, 11 May 2014 )
tbh, I think downclimbing a 9a might be harder than just going for it. Ondra has done so many routes in that level that he's pretty good at predicting the right beta just from looking at the route, I think what he's...
GeneralFifi - 11 May 2014

There was a great interview with Ondra where he said that to onsight at your limit you have to climb with total conviction; make decisions very quickly and then go with the sequence as if it was on redpoint. Might...
Robert Durran - 11 May 2014

Does anyone know if these top sport climbers downclimb from their high points to ground level several times to get an idea of the moves before committing fully? And then still claim the onsight if they get the route...
mrteale - 11 May 2014

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