And now he's done his first 9b. Vojtech Vrzba reports: "Just would like to inform you, that Adam Ondra sent Golpe de Estado 9b in Siurana today. He was in Siurana 4 weeks ago and tried this route but after finger and tendon injury in his forearm [from working Demencia senil], he went back to check. After a couple of weeks of healing and school, he returned to Siurana. Today he made the second ascent of Golpe de Estado, 9b, which was made and first climbed by Chris Sharma.". Simona Ulmonova, from Czech Climbing, has talked to Adam, who says that he worked the route for 10 days, trying it three times each day. About the grade, he says that he considers it "hard 9b", now that a hold has broken on the upper part, making this 9a in itself. This means the route, according to Adam, now is a 9a+ section into a 9a section.
Thanks Vojtech! Photos: Adam Ondra on Golpe de estado, Siurana, by Vojtech Vrzba