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Bella regis, 8c+, onsight by Ondra [UPDATED]

© Matteo Pavana
Gabriele Moroni on Bella regis, 8c+, Trento  © Matteo Pavana
Gabriele Moroni on Bella regis, 8c+, Trento
© Matteo Pavana

We haven't heard much about what Adam Ondra has been up to for the last few months. A while back, he was at Oliana in Catalunya, working the La dura, dura-project together with Chris Sharma. No success there. Yet.
Then he bolted a 9a ground up back home in the Czech republic. It's been a while since he practiced his onsighting skills, but it seems he's still got it, because...

now, Gabriele Moroni reports, Adam had made the 2nd ascent, onsight, of Bella regis at Bus de Vela, near Trento in northern Italy, simply stating I was there...and it was crazy!

Gabri made the first ascent of this beautiful line in October last year.

The rock formation is one of the most impressive I've ever seen, a huge roof prow and the route follows exactly the arete line with no possibility to go right or left!

He suggested 8c+, saying he was, as always, awaiting confirmation from future repeaters.

If Adam confirms the grade, he has onsighted around half a dozen of the grade, give or take.

UPDATE: UP-climbing reports Adam also onsighted Belzebu Climbing Team, 8c, and went for Frutto del Diavolo, 8c+/9a as well, but unfortunately his foot slipped...


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


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8 Apr, 2012
If he can onsight F8c+ then he really should be redpointing F9b+. Given he's only managed a couple of F9b's it would appear he just not trying hard enough redpoint projects. Come on Ondra, pull yer finger out, try something hard...
8 Apr, 2012
Has a route/project actually been graded 9b+ yet?
8 Apr, 2012
Yes - it was then downgraded by Ondra. I assume he'll onsight 9a at some point which will be impressive...
8 Apr, 2012
Does anyone edit these articles? there seems to be an increasing amount of spelling and gramatical mistakes being published on this website..just saying
9 Apr, 2012
Does anyone edit these articles? there seems to be an increasing amount of spelling and gramatical mistakes being published on this website..just saying Björn Pohl is foreign and thus English isn't his first and native language. What's you excuse? :)
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