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FRI NIGHT VID: Live Premiere of Adam Ondra's Silence

Our Friday Night Video this week is the live premiere of the film that features Adam Ondra's ascent of the world's hardest sport climb: Silence, 9c. There will be an introduction from Adam, as well as from special guest Jerry Moffatt. Adam completed Silence in September 2017 and it was the first route in the world to be given 9c.

Adam bolted Project Hard in 2012 and has described the route as a 15m 8b to a good but uncomfortable rest, then a proper Font 8C into a bat-hang rest, followed by another 8B boulder section near the top.

The three existing 9b+'s in the world, Change, La Dura Dura and Vasil, vasil, were all put up by Adam, and only one, La Dura Dura, has been repeated by Chris Sharma.



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Maybe he's not into spending months or more on a single route? My top redpoint grade is probably 2 grades down from what I might have achieved were I to have been more focused on longer-term redpointing, and I certainly...
Begs the question, why isn't Megos doing any of this routes if he onsighted 9a years ago? Seems like Ondra is all on his own in this trail blazing journey, which makes it even more impressive as it shows a lot of mental...
The former, I think. It's not all that uncommon for serious types who spend ludicrous amounts of time working a route or problem to find that mismatched shoes work best. I've seen it in videos a few times. Specifically,...
Interesting. That hint led me to this list of "firsts" through climbing history. https://web.stanford.edu/~clint/yos/hard.htm Looks like Grand Illusion and the previous hardest route both get given slash grades so...
Oh, yeah, that crazy spray ice cave by the waterfall. I remember it but hadn't remembered the massive grading jump. Looked it up and you're spot on. It was Tim Emmett and Will Gadd, they called it Spray On and graded it...
Didn't know about Dave Graham. Megos seemed cagey on the grade, can't remember his words but he was pretty clear that AD is harder in his opinion, whatever that means. Not sure about others.   I'll have a read of...

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