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).
At age 16, Adam won his first lead Climbing World Cup, and ended up second in lead Climbing World Championships.
So far he has 3 gold medals from World Championships
In 2012 he climbed Change, the first route to receive a proposed grade of 9b+ (5.15c). To date, only Adam and Chris Sharma have climbed a route of this grade. Adam has redpointed three routes at this grade.
He was the first person to establish a route at the grade of 9c when he climbed Silence at Flatanger, Norway.
So far, Adam has climbed thousands of routes, 140 at the grade of 9a and higher.
In 2016 Adam repeated the legendary Dawn Wall in a record time of 8 days. It was his first serious big wall experience.
Adam is currently the only climber to have climbed a route with the proposed grade of 9c, with his ascent of Change in 2017.