PHOTOS: Adam Ondra F9a+ / Kalymnos & More

Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
16 year old Czech climbing phenomena Adam Ondra has continued his domination of the World sport climbing scene. His recent swift repeat of Markus Bock's Frankenjura testpiece Corona (F9a+) has cemented his already firm position at the very pinnacle of the sport.

According to 8a.nu in the last year Ondra has redpointed a gargantuan 58 routes of F8c to F9a+ and onsighted 47 routes between 8b and 8c.

On a recent 6 day trip to Kalymnos, Ondra ticked the following routes:

  • Gaia 8b - Odyssey - ONSIGHT
  • Gora guta gutarak 8c(+) - ONSIGHT
  • Nadir 8b+ - ONSIGHT
  • Sardonique 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Daniboy 8a - ONSIGHT
  • The Path to Deliverance 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Spartan Wall 8b - ONSIGHT
  • Los Revolucionarios 9a - FIRST ASCENT
  • Jaws 8c - FLASH
  • Les Arts du Vide 8b - FLASH
  • DNA extension 8a+ - ONSIGHT
  • Titantrope 8c+ - SECOND GO
  • Inshallah 8c+ - SECOND GO
  • Mammifere Vibes 8a+ – ONSIGHT
  • Ne pas toucher a ma bite 8a+ - ONSIGHT
  • Angelica 8a - ONSIGHT
  • Kalymnostrobe extension 8a+ - ONSIGHT

Commenting on Ondra's achievements on the recent Kalymnos festival, organiser Aris Theodoropoulos said:

"The pure soul of the Festival was the phenomenal Adam Ondra. Despite his 16 years of age, he has already taken sport climbing to a new dimension. In Kalymnos we were awestruck by his ability, speed and deep passion for climbing. Adam seems to have this effect even on the specialists, as Dani Andrada and Chris Sharma speechlessly watched him breeze through the 9a's in Spain last spring, prompting Chris to declare that he now feels “like an amateur!”.

The photo gallery below is of Adam Ondra repeating Corona (F9a+). Photos courtesy of Vojta Vrzba

Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura
© Vojtech Vrzba

The photo gallery below is from the recent Kalymnos festival and was sent to UKClimbing.com by Aris Theodoropoulos

Giannis Koulias  © Nicolas Smalios
Giannis Koulias
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Nicolas Smalios  © Nicolas Smalios
Nicolas Smalios
© Nicolas Smalios
Nicolas Smalios  © Nicolas Smalios
Nicolas Smalios
© Nicolas Smalios
Nicolas Smalios  © Nicolas Smalios
Nicolas Smalios
© Nicolas Smalios

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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 Jun, 2009
Photo looks a bit tilted.
12 Jun, 2009
It's just unreal.
12 Jun, 2009
get Ondra to try a bit of Trad!!!!
12 Jun, 2009
Makes me wonder what will happen when he properly sets his mind on something.... James
12 Jun, 2009
Yeah, he's never really properly set his mind on anything yet has he.
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