/ NEWS: 3rd Ascent of Neanderthal (9b) for Adam Ondra

Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.
UKC News - on 13 Feb 2019

Adam Ondra has made the 3rd ascent of Neanderthal, Santa Linya. Unusually for Adam, the route has put up a fight. He first attempted the route in 2011 and has since put in a couple of weeks' worth of effort. On the last day of his trip and despite racing the inevitable sun, Adam completed the route.

Read more

Report
1poundSOCKS - on 13 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC News:

He tried to onsight Salathe, not Freerider.

Report
1poundSOCKS - on 13 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC News:

Was wondering how many 9b routes there are these days, and how many Ondra has done. If I count correctly he's done 19 out of 29. According to this web site anyway, which is up to date with his latest ascent.

https://www.hardclimbs.info/climbs?styles=2

https://www.hardclimbs.info/climbers/adam-ondra

Report
Durbs on 13 Feb 2019
In reply to UKC News:

Also, yet more proof, if needed, of how much of a beast Sharma is/was. So many of his routes are still spitting off, or at least firmly resisting, some great climbers.

Dreamcatcher being another great example.

Report
1poundSOCKS - on 13 Feb 2019
In reply to Durbs:

> Also, yet more proof, if needed, of how much of a beast Sharma is/was.

And pretty accurate with his grading apparently. I only recall one person suggesting a downgrade of a Sharma 9b.

Report
Michael Hood - on 13 Feb 2019
In reply to Durbs:

Dreamcatcher only 9a (or 9a+ maybe) and there's excellent video beta so surprised it's thwarting top climbers unless they're all going for the onsight.

Report

Please Register as a New User in order to reply to this topic.