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Adam Ondra - Chilam Balam and La Planta... 9b Major Video

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Black Diamond have just released another stunning video on their Vimeo Page. The latest film is of Czech climber Adam Ondra, making fast ascents of two of the world's hardest sport routes.

For more background on the ascents check the UKC News Links: Chilam Balam and La Planta de Shiva.

Adam Ondra on La Planta de Shiva 9b  © Black Diamond
Adam Ondra on La Planta de Shiva 9b
© Black Diamond

Black Diamond introduce their film:

" Adam Ondra went on something of a tear the first four months of 2011—in case you were living in a dumpster and didn't hear the news. 8c+ onsights, 9b redpoints—sometimes both in the same day.

After his northern Spain rampage, he headed down to southern Spain with his father to have a go at Chilam Balam, a wildly overhanging, 80-plus meter long, traversing route that was famously graded 9b+ by its first ascentionist, Bernabe Fernandez. It had never seen a repeat—until Adam showed up and dispatched the stunning line in a handful of tries (check out the rowdy runouts when he starts skipping clips!).

Next up was an undone project to the right: a tufa and micro-crimp line that would prove to be more demanding than its well-known neighbor. Adam eventually redpointed the line, naming it La Planta de Shiva and grading it 9b. Two weeks... two of the hardest sport climbs in the world dispatched.

When Adam told us he was heading down to try Chilam Balam and La Planta de Shiva we dispatched Bernardo Gimenez to document the action, sure that Adam would—again—pull off a stunning performance.

Below is Bernardo amazing video that captures both 9b ascents. Epic, epic EPIC! If this doesn't get you psyched, go back to your dumpster. "

  • Check out more Black Diamond videos on their Vimeo Page

VIDEO: Adam Ondra - 9bs


Black Diamond, Montura, La Sportiva, Bealand Hudy Sports

 




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).

At...

Adam's Athlete Page 114 posts 37 videos

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28 Jun, 2011
Love the video. Adam is as inspiring as ever. The scale of Chilam is immense. Think black diamond's intro writer should go jump in a dumpster though...
28 Jun, 2011
Astonishing stuff but the second route doesn't count as he used the tree! Please do not take this seriously..
28 Jun, 2011
I noticed that too. That means the FAs still for the taking! For this and Neanderthal where Chris Sharma grabbed the belay chain! I best get down the wall for training!
28 Jun, 2011
So I can change a route in my logbook from 'dogged' to 'onsight'. Thank you Mr Tree!
28 Jun, 2011
I love those power yells. If you play the video at 24x speed you can quite clearly hear a hidden message.
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