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Adam Ondra, the movie Video

For more than a year now, Czech film maker Petr Pavlíček has been gathering material for his film about Adam Ondra:

"Having spent a whole year of filming together, travelling tens of thousands of kilometres into various rock climbing destinations, never ending days and weeks of waiting for the perfect weather conditions, ideal fitness or a bit of luck, I now know that the time of collecting material is at an end. The second stage is ahead, which is editing almost one hundred hours of shots and moments into a film. This stage is even more difficult than the actual filming in the verticals. If everything goes well, it will take about five months. We will keep you up to date on the progress of the film through articles, interviews and video clips.

I managed to shoot a lot of interesting moments of Adam's life in that year. On the rocks as well as away from them. I got to know him not only as a phenomenal climber, but mainly as a person. For me personally, this is the more interesting part of this story! It is because I do not know many such strong people as this young man Adam Ondra."

In terms of hard climbing, this movie will certainly be second to none, with roughly 10 routes in the 9a-9b range, as well as 8B+ bouldering and super hard projects (yes, there are actually a couple of lines Adam hasn't done yet!).

Here's the trailer. Enjoy!


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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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9 Jun, 2010
Just when IS the "best climber in the world" going to raise the bar ? Surely it has to happen soon ?
9 Jun, 2010
9 Jun, 2010
This looks great. I love it when he falls on his head at 0.44 though. Lol. :)
9 Jun, 2010
"I got to know him not only as a phenomenal climber, but mainly as a person. For me personally, this is the more interesting part of this story!" Not for me buddy, show me the climbing!
9 Jun, 2010
I believe he's already raised the bar significantly? Take, as the most obvious example, his recent long weekend in Yorkshire where he got the second ascents of two 9a's and did the first onsight ascents on numerous Malham classics. If you mean putting up new big numbers, it seems that at the moment he prefers quick repeats of stuff just below the level of hardest-in-the-world, rather than getting stuck into proper long term sieges, which seems fair enough given how time consuming making hard first ascents is and the fact he's still at school. In terms of hard repeats, however, according to his 8a.nu logbook he's done 38 routes at 9a and above which is pretty staggering. Keith Sharples sums up the weekend in yorkshire:http://blog.keithsharplesphotography.co.uk/blog/_archives/2010/5/8/4524247.html basically, he assembled the most impressive ticklist on UK sport ever in a weekend, but the very hardest routes (in the UK and the world) are hard, hard routes which will take a long time to repeat even for someone of Ondra's calibre.
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