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A Bad Day for Adam Ondra! Video

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Adam Ondra in the Zillertal
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This is a video of Adam Ondra climbing in the stunning Zillertal area of Austria.

Adam is training for an upcoming World Cup competition by trying to onsight very hard routes.

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Adam started climbing at about the same time he learned to walk. He hasn't stopped ever since.

When 8 years old, Adam onsighted routes graded 7b+ (5.12c). At age 13 he climbed his first 9a (5.14d).

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26 Sep, 2009
At around 7:06 we see Dolby Surround to Adam's lower left. Is that insitu?
27 Sep, 2009
yeah it's called marking the start of the climb.....something you Brits won't get.....and looks like it was done in the best possible taste!
27 Sep, 2009
I noticed that too and was wondering the same thing. So corporate sponsors are now tagging routes then - I'd discussed the possibility of this happening with some friends a while back, but didn't really expect it to be quite so blatant.
27 Sep, 2009
Its not corporate sponsorship, the route in question is called Dolby Surround and weighs in around 8C+. The marking up uses the Dolby logo, but is not sponsored by Dolby.
27 Sep, 2009
Impressive. Competition climbing is getting so big that 'proper' climbing is now just training for the competition.
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