Adam Ondra has done the two crux pitches on Dawn wall

Adam Ondra on pitch 14, 9a, Dawn wall, Yosemite, 75 kb
Adam Ondra on pitch 14, 9a, Dawn wall, Yosemite
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After failing the day before, Adam Ondra recharged and made quick work pitches 14, 9a, and 15, 8c+ or 9a, on Dawn wall. All that stands between Adam and success now is pitch 16 ...and the rest of the pitches.

On cloud nine!

It has been magical evening. I was focused and calm. The mindset when climbing is actually fun! Sent the pitch 14 (5.14d) on my first go after a little warm up. Then, after it got dark and having a heartbraking fall on the top of pitch 15 (5.14c or d), I could still give it one more shot and send it too.

Skin feels too painful to continue tonight, but I will continue tomorrow!

For pitch 16, Adam can now choose between the "dyno pitch", 8c+, as climbed by Kevin Jorgeson or the "loop pitch", 8b+, as Climbed by Tommy Caldwell. I think Adam has decided on the latter variation.

After this, another 8b+ pitch follows, and then 14 more pitches to the top, the hardest of which are two 8b's.

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

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