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Adam Ondra climbs Mamichula, 9b

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Mamichula, hard 9b, which is a link up of Papichulo, 9a+, and Pachamama, hard 9a+.

Adam repeated Pachamama just the other day and went straight to work on his main objective, the linkup. Prior to making the first ascent, he said he thought it would be a hard 9b or even a 9b+. It seems he went for the former.

From Adam's Instagram:

Craaazy day! It was so windy that I thought it would be impossible to climb. Then it got a little more still...

In the end, I took down this project of Chris Sharma's, I think Mamichula 9b (hard) could be a good name.
Incredible power endurance without any rest.

In this video from the other day, Adam is working the project.

Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Montura and Tendon


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9 Feb, 2017
There's a longer vid now of the complete ascent...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVlGxVE_0uc with some minimalist bolt clipping going on.
9 Feb, 2017
that move at the end.......arf
9 Feb, 2017
Just wondering as a newbie to sport climbing grades, why give it 9b (hard) instead of 9b+? I thought the whole point of the + was to signify its hard for the grade?
9 Feb, 2017
The plus signifies a completely different grade, not just a hard one from the previous grade band (slightly confusing i know). So 9b (hard) mean it's hard for a 9b but not quite hard enough for 9b+. The next step up would be a soft 9b+ but that would still be harder that 9b (hard).
9 Feb, 2017
Is that like a hard hard very difficult being easier than a soft mild severe? ;)
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