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Ondra repeats Gioia, 8C+ [UPDATE: VIDEO]

© Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+
© Vojtech Vrzba

According to Alta Montagna, Adam Ondra has made the second ascent of Christian Core's master piece Gioia at Varazze in northern Italy.

Back in February, he was able to do a shorter ~8B-version which starts 7 moves in, but didn't close the deal on the full line which adds another 7 move ~8B start. Then a few weeks ago, he came back, but still couldn't bag it.

Now, however, thanks to perfect conditions, he finally managed to do it

The ~14 move problem was originally given 8C, but since then most have come to the conclusion that it's probably more like 8C+. Apparently, Adam confirms this.

Of course, I will try to get a hold of Adam for a comment.

Big thanks to Ettore Delprino!

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 Dec, 2011
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6 Dec, 2011
^ much love for this! Bon effort though!
7 Dec, 2011
7 Dec, 2011
And worth adding that includes a video. Bejesus, strong climbers usually make hard things look easy, but that just looks beyond desperate! Can't decide if there is a baby in the background or that is just one very strange power squeal...
7 Dec, 2011
I'm pretty sure the video wasn't there when I linked to it. I'm a bit confused as it's clearly not a sit start and the Christian Core video also shows him doing it from a non sit start. Surely it should be called a low start or something.
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