/ NEWS: Eagle 4, 9b, first ascent by Adam Ondra
> probably the hardest of them all
Why is that?
According to Fanatic Climbing:
"The Czech offers a big 9b for this new extreme route which will have asked him about 6 days of work and intense tries. Indeed, the Czech has put a big mental fight in this route, including tries where wet holdes here often took him down. "
I seem to remember CRS didn't take him very long and he's presumably, if anything, a better climber now. As for Akira it's something of an unknown quantity.
Also on this trip he's also done a new 9a there, that's been a project for some years and no one else has been able to do the crux move on, and a new 9a+. So with the 9a+ flash that's 4 grade 9 routes, including what is probably the countries hardest route in just the past couple of weeks. I wonder what will be next.
Lot of info, thanks. To add, I think it took him so long because the route was wet, he nearly did it very quick. And Akira is unknown. Not important really, I'm not looking for a soft 9b to project, just wondered if it was hyperbole.
> I'm not looking for a soft 9b to project
Yeah it would be disappointing to do it and then get told it's a soft one. I don't think this one will be soft so an ideal project for your next trip ? ;)
Video of the ascent now up on the other channel.
It definitely doesn't look soft!!
I suspect that Adam Ondra is just about the best qualified person in the entire world to pass judgement on grades, and just about the least likely to succumb to hyperbole.
> I suspect that Adam Ondra is just about the best qualified person in the entire world to pass judgement on grades, and just about the least likely to succumb to hyperbole.
I didn't know he'd been on Akira.
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