After having done his final university exams, Adam Ondra took good time in Flatanger cave last week with the first ascent of 120 degrees aka Inverted roof project, 9a+, a line bolted by himself last summer.
Adam talked to Fanatic climbing and gave them the lowdown on his projects in the Hansehellaren cave:
Yes, I was in Flatanger last week, I have been hungry to try to the hardest projects in Flatanger right after my final exams at university, but somehow I felt they were just too far away. The final exams just took me so much energy that I did not feel as strong as I expected I would feel.
That is why I switched plans and the last two days dedicated myself to the project "Inverted Roof", which I bolted last year. It is this crazy inverted roof boulderproblem after doing a hard 8a+, where it is really hard to swing your feet across the roof and make this akward downwards move while having a heel-toe-cam. I found some better beta and the expected grade of 9b did not stick, 9a+ is probably better.
But I am definitely coming back to Flatanger after some training. Projects are kind of obvious, but I just need to be strong enough. And that might take years...;-)
Some projects in Flatanger:
- Kangaroo dyno, 9b? Includes a dyno which is much harder than the 3 Degrees of Separation dyno.
- Change Variation, 9b+ HARD (meaning much harded than Change or Dura Dura)? Harder start into the low crux of Change into an even harder boulder problem
- Project Big, 9c? The LINE of the cave. The dream of my career. Have not even tried this season yet.
- Project Hard, 9c? Well, a project which I will try as soon as I feel I can fly... Includes an 8C boulder I think.
Adam will return to Flatanger in a couple of weeks together with Seb Bouin. It's business time!
Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Beal, Black Diamond, Entre-Prises, KIKU, Hudy Sports, La Sportiva and Montura