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VIDEO: Adam Ondra Flashes Jade 8B+

According to Chad Greedy, Adam Ondra has made the first ever flash ascent of Daniel Woods' Jade, ~8B+, in the Upper Chaos Canyon, RMNP, Colorado.

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Adam Ondra on Jade 8B+
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Watch The Video (press play then maximise the video):

Adam Ondra, problem 4, 71 kb
Adam Ondra competing in the bouldering World Cup - Photo: Bjorn Pohl
After the Vail World Cup, where he finished 3rd, it seems he had some energy left and, knowing Adam, he most definitely knew what he wanted to do, and after flashing Don't get too greedy, ~8B, as a warm up, he made Jade look easy...

Originally 8C was suggested for the problem, but it has now since long settled at 8B+.

This grade has been flashed before by Woods (Entlinge, Murgtal) and by Adam himself twice (Confessions, Cresciano and Gecko assis, Fontainebleau).

Still, I would say this is probably the hardest flash ever.

 

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



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