~9a's for Moroni and Ondra

Markus Bock climbing his new F9a+, The Man that follows Hell
© Ricarda Miller

On the last day of the Petzl Roc Trip in the Getu valley, China, Gabri Moroni made an impressive first ascent of one of the trip's "ultimate routes", naming it Coup de Bambou, not to be confused with Coup de grace which he climbed earlier this year, and suggesting a grade of 9a.

Meanwhile, a little closer to home (unless you live closer to China obviously), Adam Ondra made a quick repeat of Markus Bock's The man that follow hell.

This route is the direct start to Kawaschuwu, 8c+, and follows a "line" of small one and two finger pockets up a 40 degree wall.

Markus made the first ascent two years ago and called it his hardest ever, giving it 9a+.
Adam feels it's more like hard 9a, as the difference between the original and direct isn't as much as two grades.

Gabriele Moroni is sponsored by:Petzl, Five Ten, E9 and Beal

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

Source: 8a

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