5th 8c+ onsight by Ondra

Adam Ondra onsighting the Chris Sharma route 'Mind Control' 8c+ at Oliana, Spain  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra onsighting the Chris Sharma route 'Mind Control' 8c+ at Oliana, Spain
© Vojtech Vrzba

Adam Ondra has onsighted Chris Sharma's Mind control, 8c+, at the home of the big rigs, Oliana, in Catalunya. As far as I know, this was the 6th ascent of the route.

Things didn't begin so well though as the weather was bad and the whole crag was soaking wet....
After working the upper part of Chris Sharma's Chaxiraxi-project for a bit, and being unable to try the 9a start that links into the ~9a/+ finish, he decided to have a go at Mind control, which wasn't dry either, but this didn't stop him from succeeding anyway.

Next on the list is an onsight attempt on Blankita, 8c+, and the first part of Chaxiraxi.

Again, Adam proves he has reached a new level of onsighting, where 8c+ is nothing out of the ordinary. If he sticks to his plan not to compete in the World Cup, his would be competitors should perhaps consider themselves lucky...

Source: Desnivel

Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Montura, La Sportiva, Beal and Hudy Sports

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22 Mar, 2011
I'm surprised this hasn't been trolled by a load of "yeah but other people have climbed 8c+" and "yeah but 8c+ isn't hard compared to blah blah blah" comments yet. Good on the lad, he's operating at a frankly super-human level and seemingly enjoying it, which is all that matters. Wish I could onsight 6b+, let alone dream of anything with an 8 in it.
22 Mar, 2011
Has he spoken at all about wanting to try it then? would be very interesting to see what he thinks of it.
22 Mar, 2011
I bet within a year Ondra will have destroyed everything in the world of sport climbing that is currently considered cutting edge.
22 Mar, 2011
The weather in the UK might defeat him :-)
22 Mar, 2011
isn't it about time he discovered drink, drugs and loose women to give everyone else a chance!!
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