9a+/b FA by Ondra

Having (almost) run out of difficult enough routes to repeat, Adam Ondra has started making his own ultra hard FA:s. Last week he put up Marina Superstar in the Bronx sector at Domusnovas, Sardinia. On his 8a-scorecard, Adam comments: "So happy to have some really hard FA! Well, I am not sure about the grade. Definately my hardest yet, but probably not 9b, thus I go for 9a+/b. I have to try more routes from Chris to compare. Beautiful line 35m line in very steep cave. It took me 4 days this year and 3 goes last year. Thanks to Matteo Marinini for bolting and to whole Cagliari!"
Latest news about Adam's canonization is that the Pope and the Holy See will have a meeting later this week. Many of the locals had deemed this line impossible, which would make the ascent a true miracle. Of course witnesses to the ascent now need to testify.
Photos: Adam Ondra on Marina superstar, 9a+/b, by Vojt?ch Vrzba

Forums 2 comments

This has been read 1,120 times
Return to News from October 2009