Adam Ondra


Brno, Czechia
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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).

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.

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News First Ascent of Wonderland (9b) for Adam Ondra

Adam Ondra has reported the first ascent of a 9b he has named Wonderland in Arco, Italy. Although he has given it 9b, he says it's a 'hard' one and argues it may warrant 9b/+.

The Ticklist New Video Roundup - 9b for Ondra, Garnbret Crushes, and Cookson Redpoints

In our new video roundup of The Ticklist, where we will be covering all the latest climbing news, from the burliest boulder problems to the most adventurous alpine epics, we take a look at Franco Cookson's...

Press Release Top climber Adam Ondra joins the Mammut Climbing Team

Adam Ondra is the newest member of the climbing team led by Swiss mountain sports brand Mammut. With Ondra, Mammut is adding another top athlete to its climbing team – strengthening its position in the climbing industry.

The Ticklist #58 Alpine Ticks, Bosi, Raboutou and Ondra

In this week's Ticklist, we've got hard ascents from Will Bosi, Brooke Raboutou, and Adam Ondra...

The Ticklist #56 Hard Swiss Bouldering and Ondra Update

In this week's Ticklist, we have some hard Swiss bouldering and an update on Ondra...

News 2021 - A Year of Climbing News

The second year of the pandemic was another strange one. The year began with another lockdown in the UK; climbing walls...

Video Magnus Midtbø Interviews Adam Ondra

To celebrate surpassing 1 million subscribers on YouTube, Magnus Midtbø has made a series of videos with Adam Ondra. In...

The Ticklist #50 Hard Sport Climbing

The Ticklist #44 - Olympians Unleashed

Video Day 3 at the Games - Men's Final and an Interview with Routesetter Percy Bishton

Fri Night Vid Road to Tokyo - The Qualifier Stories

The Ticklist #36 Hard Sport, New Trad, International Bouldering and Adam Ondra

News IFSC Boulder World Cup Salt Lake City 2021 (Rnd 2): Report

The Ticklist #27 Megos, Bridges and Hard Sport

News IFSC Boulder World Cup Meiringen 2021 (Rnd 1): Report

Video In Conversation with Adam Ondra and Alex Honnold

Fri Night Vid In Conversation with Adam Ondra and Tommy Caldwell

News 2020 - A Year of Climbing News

The Ticklist #19 A Mixed Bag of Global Ascents

The Ticklist #13 - Hard Sport, Highball Bouldering and Horrendous Crack Climbing

News IFSC Lead World Cup Briançon - Report

The Ticklist #1 - Ascents from around the world

News Post-Lockdown Lowdown - Ascents from Around the World

News In Isolation - Ep. 3: An Interview with Adam Ondra

News IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup 2019: Xiamen - Report

News IFSC European Lead and Speed Championships Edinburgh - Report

Video Adam Ondra repeats Qui - 23 year old 9a+

Video Adam Ondra: Success and Disaster

News IFSC Lead World Championships: Hachioji - Report

News IFSC Lead World Cup Chamonix 2019: Report

Fri Night Vid Ondra's Analysis of Silence (9c)

Fri Night Vid Adam Ondra: Balkans Road Trip

News 3rd Ascent of Neanderthal (9b) for Adam Ondra

News Adam Ondra onsights Just do it, 8c+

Video Adam Ondra - The Road to Tokyo

Fri Night Vid Adam Ondra in the Rockies

Fri Night Vid Live Premiere of Adam Ondra's Silence

Video Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Eagle 4, 9b, St Leger

Interview Adam Ondra about his flash of Supercrackinette, 9a+

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

Video Vrtule, new ~8C / + by Adam Ondra

Video Drift, ~8C, by Adam Ondra

News Adam Ondra renames Project Hard to 'Silence' 9c

Newsflash Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c - Silence

News Adam Ondra & Patxi Usobiaga vs The Project

News Queen Line, 9b, first ascent by Adam Ondra

Video Adam Ondra making the FA of Mamichula, 9b

Video Adam Ondra climbs Predator, 9a+

Video Adam Ondra's flash attempt on Dreamcatcher, 9a

Video Adam Ondra - Rock and Plastic

Video Adam Ondra - Illusionist, 9a, Flatanger

Video Adam Ondra attempts to onsight Psikoterapia, 9a

Video What Has Ondra Ever Done On Grit? 3 E7 Onsights!

Video Ondra climbs World's Hardest Boulder Problems

Awesome Video Adam Ondra, first ascent of Move, 9b / +

[update) Video Move, new 9b / + by Adam Ondra

Video Adam Ondra - A few forgotten 9a routes...

Video Adam Ondra - The Change 9b+ First Ascent

Video Adam Ondra climbs Fight or flight, 9b

Video Adam Ondra onsights The Golden ticket 8c+

Video Ondra Attempts World's Hardest Route?

News INTERVIEW & VIDEO: Adam Ondra talks Céüse

Video Ondra makes 9a+ first ascent at Ceuse

Video Adam Ondra in Font, Part 3 (8B+ Flash)

Video Adam Ondra's first 8C's [UPDATED]

News Ondra repeats Gioia, 8C+ [UPDATE: VIDEO]

News Adam Ondra, #1 among legends [UPDATE: VIDEO]

News Adam Ondra - Gancho Perfecto (9a) + Sharma Video

News Video: The Swiss Account, 57 min!

Major Video Adam Ondra - Chilam Balam and La Planta... 9b

Video Adam Ondra - Chaxi Raxi (9b), Oliana

Video La Planta de Shiva, 9b, by Adam Ondra

News 9a+ First Ascent by Ondra [VIDEO]

News Two more 8c+ onsights by Ondra [video update]

Video Adam Ondra Doesn't Win At Brno World Cup

8B flashes by Ondra

News Ondra - 2 Font 8B Flashes In A Day

News Adam Ondra Climbs New F8c+ in South Africa

Photos Adam Ondra F9a+ / Kalymnos & More

Two 8c onsights in one day by Ondra

News Adam Ondra's latest roadtrip

News Old 8c+ by Ondra

News 4th 8c OS by Ondra

9a+ and 8c onsight by Ondra

News The secret of Ondra's success

News Adam Ondra - Open Air - His Hardest Yet

Ondra's hardest routes

News Adam Ondra - Hotel Supramonte On-sight & F9a

Features Your Questions for Adam Ondra - Answered!

News Ondra F8c On Sight, & Euro Round-Up

News Ondra, 15, Repeats Action Directe

News Ondra cleans up at Mello Blocco

News Ondra - Dreamtime V14 - Aged 15 - With Video

News Adam Ondra 9a, 8c+, 8c in a day - with Video

News Adam Ondra Half-term break: 9a+, 9a+, 9a, 8c

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