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Adam Ondra flashes Supercrackinette, 9a+, at Saint Leger du Ventoux Newsflash

© Adam Ondra coll.

Adam Ondra on One Punch/One slap, Arco, Italy  © Adam Ondra coll.
Adam Ondra on One Punch/One slap, Arco, Italy
© Adam Ondra coll.
Adam Ondra has flashed Supercrackinette, 9a+, in the Praniania sector at Saint Leger du Ventoux, France. Alex Megos did the first ascent of this Quentin Chastagnier/Laurent Triay route in October 2016.

According to Fanatic climbing the route doesn't have any real crux, just around 25-30 moves of very sustained hard and fingery climbing in a big overhang where the hardest section comes just before linking the direct start into the original Crackinette, and then you have to deal with the awkward 8b+ crack itself.

Hey, nice one on flashing Supercrackinette, congrats! First 9a+ flash?

Thanks :-) Yep, I guess so


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Adam started climbing at about the same time he learned to walk. He hasn't stopped ever since.

When 8 years old, Adam onsighted routes graded 7b+ (5.12c). At age 13 he climbed his first 9a (5.14d).

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11 Feb, 2018

Wow! Is that a record for the shortest ever interview?

11 Feb, 2018

wow, insightful interview  

9a+ flash, blimey. Has anyone else done it and confirmed it? 

 

11 Feb, 2018

Much more detailed quote on the other channel - sounds like he thinks it's one of his best ever achievements.

Given it took Megos 3 days and he (Megos) said climbing in the area suited his style it seems pretty likely that the grade is right.

Mind boggling stuff! Also interesting that one of the biggest challenges appears to be finding routes at this grade to try to flash, either he's already done/been on or they are too super complicated / tricky 

11 Feb, 2018

Adam’s given a longer interview to Black Diamond, confirming the grade.

12 Feb, 2018

There's a good interview on Planet Mountain...

http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/adam-ondra-interview-after-worlds-first-9a-plus-flash-at-st-leger-in-france.html

Super impressive. He's clearly in a league of his own.

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