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Stoking the fire, 9b, by Ondra

Adam Ondra and Iva Vejmolová celebrating after Adam's repeat of Stoking the fire, 9b, 91 kb
Adam Ondra and Iva Vejmolová celebrating after Adam's repeat of Stoking the fire, 9b
© Iva Vejmolová
Adam Ondra has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma's Stoking the fire, 9b, in the Santa Linya cave, Catalunya.

After recovering from a bit of a cold, Adam Ondra took advantage of the good conditions and became the first to be able to repeat this route, which Sharma made the first ascent of three years ago. He called it "pretty solid 9b" at the time and said it involved multiple complex sequences and no real rests.

To no one's surprise, Adam's success came on his last try of the last day of the trip in the last sunlight. I guess that's how these things go.

This was Adam's 14th route of 9b or harder, and he just turned 23 a couple of weeks ago...

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



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