Adam Ondra Half-term break: 9a+, 9a+, 9a, 8c

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At Santa Linya in Spain, Adam Ondra redpointed La Novena Enmienda (9a+) and onsighted Digital System (8c) during the same day. Ondra had climbed portions of the Novena Enmienda link-up last year. The very next day, Ondra redpointed Fuck the System (9a) at Santa Linya on just his third try.

Four days later, the young Czech repeated La Rambla (9a+) at Siurana in just five tries over two days, after working on the route a bit last year.

Read the full report by Dougald MacDonald (with video) on the Website.

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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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12 Feb, 2008
UKC on teh ball with the news reports as usual.... Why don't or the Czech climbing federation/association pay to get this lad over to the UK on one of Steve's routes this spring.....
12 Feb, 2008
Just wondering why its acceptable to have the route F uck the System (9a/5.14d) properly named in the news front page link but not in the forum page here?
12 Feb, 2008
i think because the route was named by spaniards it is vaguely amusing. in a manuel kind of way.
12 Feb, 2008
Presumably becuase the forum has some automatic 'thing' that prevents swearing but is not applied to the news pages as these are not publicly editable.
12 Feb, 2008
Erm, why would they? It's a pity that these routes are unlikely to get any decent attention (mind you Chris Sharma is in the country soon....) but if they were I'd imagine it'd be because of pull factors rather than push. Maybe another Petzl Roc trip co-incinding with good conditions.
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