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Ondra on the First Ascent of Chicken Nose 9a+Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Isenfluh, Switzerland, where Adam Ondra is attempting a project originally bolted by Stephan Siegrist.

Ondra had previously attempted the project with Jakob Schubert but the pair broke a crucial crimp and resolved to come back another day after realising they had no knee pads.

The film shows the detailed process and many variables that Ondra works through to make first ascents.


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Born in the Czech Republic, Adam Ondra has built up a decorated career since his early competitions, winning his first World Championships medal in 2009 in lead climbing. He was a favourite for Tokyo 2020 gold, but an...

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23 Dec, 2023

Was sick in my mouth a little bit when the rope flicked up behind his leg when he was runout and red-lining above that roof.

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