VIDEO: Adam Ondra - F8c+ Onsight

In this video from Black Diamond we see Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (F8c+) at Oliana, Spain.

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Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra went on an unstoppable onsight spree this past February and March in northern Spain, managing a stunning five 8c+ routes onsight. Five! Only Ondra's fellow BD team member Patxi Usobiaga has managed a 5.14c onsight, and that was just one. We sent ace lensman Bernardo Gimenez to document Ondra's onsighting at the mega-crag of Oliana, and he was fortunate enough to be rigged and ready when Ondra onsighted Mind Control (8c+), a gorgeous, 40-meter tufa/colonette/pocket line that was soaking wet on top.

Gimenez had a pulley system set up and was able to capture the onsight in one single, flowing take, producing a truly unique record of one of the hardest sport-climbing onsights ever (it's amazing to watch the mental gears turning as Ondra tries to quickly figure out a way to securely engage the wet colonette at the top). None of Ondra's pterodactyl shrieks of max-effort during this onsight, just cool, calculated climbing that belies the demands of the grade. It truly does look like he's redpointing 7c+ rather than onsighting 8c+. Impressive, indeed.

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

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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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6 Apr, 2011
Brilliant to watch this,love his comments about the mix of skills needed to have done this achievment blending his OS skills with his Redpoint skills.Does not matter what grade you climb at,when this comes together as he describes it,i think its the best feeling in sport climbing.
6 Apr, 2011
6 Apr, 2011
amazing, motivating and inspiring...
6 Apr, 2011
Superb and inspiring. Great vid. Great climber.
6 Apr, 2011
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