Adam Ondra


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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 and he was glad Kevin Jorgeson gave him priceless tips on how to jug up with the most efficiency. Thanks again, Kevin!

Adam likes to sleep in. Really, he's not an early morning person.

He didn't have a coach until recently when he joined forces with Patxi Usobiaga in 2014. Before then he self-coached himself.

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Adam Ondra - Balkans Road Trip  © Black Diamond

Fri Night Vid Adam Ondra: Balkans Road Trip

Our Friday Night Video this week follows Adam Ondra on a road trip through the Balkans. From establishing a beautiful 9a+ in Bosnia to a first go attempt at Croatia's formidable 8c multi-pitch Spomin, Ondra's recent trip was very significant for t...

Adam Ondra  © UKC News
Adam Ondra  © UKC News

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

Adam Ondra has made the 3rd ascent of Neanderthal, Santa Linya. Unusually for Adam, the route has put up a fight. He first attempted the route in 2011 and has since put in a couple of weeks' worth of effort. On the last day of his trip and despite...

Adam Ondra - The Road to Tokyo  © Black Diamond
Adam Ondra - The Road to Tokyo  © Black Diamond

Video Adam Ondra - The Road to Tokyo

The IFSC World Championships kick off in Innsbruck, Austria next month. This is the first major stepping stone to the Olympics in 2020 and Adam Ondra has made Innsbruck 2018 his main goal for the year. Adam has spent the whole of August preparing for the...

Adam Ondra in the Rockies  © Black Diamond
Adam Ondra in the Rockies  © Black Diamond

Fri Night Vid Adam Ondra in the Rockies

Our Friday Night Video this week documents Adam Ondra's recent trip to the Canadian Rockies. The film gives a superb insight into...

Adam Ondra Silence  © Adam Ondra
Adam Ondra Silence  © Adam Ondra

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...

Adam Ondra on Eagle 4, 9b, St Leger, France  © Bernardo Gimenez
Adam Ondra on Eagle 4, 9b, St Leger, France  © Bernardo Gimenez

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

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

Adam Ondra on Supercrackinette, 9a+, St. Leger du Ventoux  © Seb Richard
Adam Ondra on Supercrackinette, 9a+, St. Leger du Ventoux  © Seb Richard

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

As already reported, Adam Ondra has become the first to flash a 9a+. Adam took a restday today and went for...

Adam Ondra  © Tendon
Adam Ondra  © Tendon

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

Adam Ondra  © UKC News
Adam Ondra  © UKC News

Video Drift, ~8C, by Adam Ondra

Adam Ondra  © UKC News
Adam Ondra  © UKC News

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

Adam Ondra on Queen Line, 9b, Arco, Italy  © Giampaolo Calza
Adam Ondra on Queen Line, 9b, Arco, Italy  © Giampaolo Calza

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

Adam Ondra on Mamichula, 9b, Oliana  © Petr Piechowicz
Adam Ondra on Mamichula, 9b, Oliana  © Petr Piechowicz

Video Adam Ondra making the FA of Mamichula, 9b

Adam Ondra on Predator, 9a+, Srbsko, Czech Republic  © Adrex.com (video still)
Adam Ondra on Predator, 9a+, Srbsko, Czech Republic  © Adrex.com (video still)

Video Adam Ondra climbs Predator, 9a+

Adam Ondra on Jade 8B+   © Screen Shot from Video
Adam Ondra on Jade 8B+   © Screen Shot from Video

Video Adam Ondra Flashes Jade 8B+

Adam Ondra trying Dreamcatcher, 9a, Squamish, Canada  © Tim Schaufele (video still)
Adam Ondra trying Dreamcatcher, 9a, Squamish, Canada  © Tim Schaufele (video still)

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

Adam Ondra on the podium at the IFSC Imst Lead World Cup, 2014  © Elias Holzknecht/IFSC
Adam Ondra on the podium at the IFSC Imst Lead World Cup, 2014  © Elias Holzknecht/IFSC

Video Adam Ondra - Rock and Plastic

Adam Ondra at the Rock Masters award  © Maurizio Fadelli
Adam Ondra at the Rock Masters award  © Maurizio Fadelli

Video Adam Ondra - Illusionist, 9a, Flatanger

Adam Ondra trying to onsight Psikoterapia, 9a, Valdegovia  © Desnivel.com
Adam Ondra trying to onsight Psikoterapia, 9a, Valdegovia  © Desnivel.com

Video Adam Ondra attempts to onsight Psikoterapia, 9a

Adam Ondra onsighting Balance it is (E7 6c)  © Lyon Equipment
Adam Ondra onsighting Balance it is (E7 6c)  © Lyon Equipment

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

Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+  © Vojtech Vrzba

Video Ondra climbs World's Hardest Boulder Problems

Adam Ondra on Move, 9b/+, Flatanger, Norway  © Ondra collection
Adam Ondra on Move, 9b/+, Flatanger, Norway  © Ondra collection

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

Adam Ondra on Move, 9b/+, Flatanger, Norway  © Ondra collection
Adam Ondra on Move, 9b/+, Flatanger, Norway  © Ondra collection

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

Petr Pavlícek and Adam Ondra  © Petr Pavlícek
Petr Pavlícek and Adam Ondra  © Petr Pavlícek

Video Change backstage

Adam Ondra - a few forgotten 9a routes...  © Bernartwood
Adam Ondra - a few forgotten 9a routes...  © Bernartwood

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

Adam Ondra fighting through the upper crux of Change, 9b+, Hanshelleren, Flatanger, Norway  © Petr Pavlicek
Adam Ondra fighting through the upper crux of Change, 9b+, Hanshelleren, Flatanger, Norway  © Petr Pavlicek

Video Adam Ondra - The Change 9b+ First Ascent

Adam Ondra on Fight or Flight  © www.easyclimbing.cz
Adam Ondra on Fight or Flight  © www.easyclimbing.cz

Video Adam Ondra climbs Fight or flight, 9b

The Change- movie  © Petr Pavlícek
The Change- movie  © Petr Pavlícek

Video The Change movie project

Adam Ondra on The Golden Ticket, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Montura
Adam Ondra on The Golden Ticket, 8c+, Red River Gorge  © Montura

Video Adam Ondra onsights The Golden ticket 8c+

Nina Caprez in the Red River Gorge  © Cedric Lachat
Nina Caprez in the Red River Gorge  © Cedric Lachat

Video Red River Gorge, the movie

Adam Ondra on a 9b+ project at Flatanger, Norway  © Screen Shot from video
Adam Ondra on a 9b+ project at Flatanger, Norway  © Screen Shot from video

Video Ondra Attempts World's Hardest Route?

Adam Ondra trying to flash Biographie, 9a+, Céüse  © Petr Pavlícek
Adam Ondra trying to flash Biographie, 9a+, Céüse  © Petr Pavlícek

News INTERVIEW & VIDEO: Adam Ondra talks Céüse

Adam Ondra  © Lars Lindwall
Adam Ondra  © Lars Lindwall

Video Ondra makes 9a+ first ascent at Ceuse

Rustam Gelmanov on Action Direct, 9a, Waldkopff, Frankenjura  © Anna Piunova/Mountain.ru
Rustam Gelmanov on Action Direct, 9a, Waldkopff, Frankenjura  © Anna Piunova/Mountain.ru

Video 9a's by Ondra and Gelmanov

Adam Ondra flashing Gecko assis, 8B+, Fontainebleau  © Black DIamond - Screen shot from video
Adam Ondra flashing Gecko assis, 8B+, Fontainebleau  © Black DIamond - Screen shot from video

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

Adam Ondra looking for new crags, Sardinia 2009  © Petr Pavlíček
Adam Ondra looking for new crags, Sardinia 2009  © Petr Pavlíček

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

Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on Terranova, 8C+  © Vojtech Vrzba

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

Adam Ondra flashes the 5th problem and knows he has won. La Sportiva legends Only 2011  © Jonas Paulsson
Adam Ondra flashes the 5th problem and knows he has won. La Sportiva legends Only 2011  © Jonas Paulsson

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

L-R: Adam Ondra (2nd), Dmitry Sharafutdinov (1st) and Rustam Gelmanov (3rd)  © Arco 2011
L-R: Adam Ondra (2nd), Dmitry Sharafutdinov (1st) and Rustam Gelmanov (3rd)  © Arco 2011

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

The Swiss Account  © Louder than 11
The Swiss Account  © Louder than 11

News Video: The Swiss Account, 57 min!

Adam Ondra on La Planta de Shiva 9b  © Black Diamond
Adam Ondra on La Planta de Shiva 9b  © Black Diamond

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

Adam Ondra being interviewed about his ascent of Chaxi raxi - 9b  © Black Diamond
Adam Ondra being interviewed about his ascent of Chaxi raxi - 9b  © Black Diamond

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

Adam Ondra on Chilam balam, 9?  © Bar Barb
Adam Ondra on Chilam balam, 9?  © Bar Barb

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

Adam Ondra 8c+ onsight  © UKC News
Adam Ondra 8c+ onsight  © UKC News

Video Adam Ondra - F8c+ Onsight

Dani on the first ascent of Obrint Pas Extension (8c+) at Santa Ana.  © Pete O'Donovan
Dani on the first ascent of Obrint Pas Extension (8c+) at Santa Ana.  © Pete O'Donovan

News 9a+ First Ascent by Ondra [VIDEO]

Adam Ondra on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya  © Pete O'Donovan
Adam Ondra on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya  © Pete O'Donovan

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

Adam Ondra on Der Heilige Gral  © Vojtĕch Vrzba
Adam Ondra on Der Heilige Gral  © Vojtĕch Vrzba

Video Adam Ondra Christmas Special

Team America  © Björn Pohl - UKC
Team America  © Björn Pohl - UKC

News The Ticino bulletin: Video

Adam Ondra on L‘étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs, Céüse  © Bernardo Gimenez
Adam Ondra on L‘étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs, Céüse  © Bernardo Gimenez

News Adam Ondra: Video Profile

Adam Ondra video  © UKC News
Adam Ondra video  © UKC News

Video Adam Ondra, the movie

Adam Ondra 320 News  © Philippe Maurel / Nice-climb.com
Adam Ondra 320 News  © Philippe Maurel / Nice-climb.com

Video Adam Ondra Doesn't Win At Brno World Cup

Adam Ondra climbing in the IFSC Worldcup event at Puurs in Belgium  © Hubert Canart
Adam Ondra climbing in the IFSC Worldcup event at Puurs in Belgium  © Hubert Canart

News Adam Ondra Interview and Video

Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba

Video A Bad Day for Adam Ondra!

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8B flashes by Ondra

Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer
Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer

News Ondra - 2 Font 8B Flashes In A Day

Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba

News Adam Ondra Climbs New F8c+ in South Africa

Adam Ondra warming up - screen shot from video  © Bernartwood
Adam Ondra warming up - screen shot from video  © Bernartwood

Video Ondra At It Again - 'Om' F9a

Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba
Adam Ondra on his recent ascent of Corona, 11+ (F9a+) , Frankenjura  © Vojtech Vrzba

Photos Adam Ondra F9a+ / Kalymnos & More

The LowDown: Ondra repeats Corona, 9a+  © UKC News
The LowDown: Ondra repeats Corona, 9a+  © UKC News

News Ondra repeats Corona, 9a+

News
Two 8c onsights in one day by Ondra

The LowDown: Adam Ondra's latest roadtrip  © UKC News
The LowDown: Adam Ondra's latest roadtrip  © UKC News

News Adam Ondra's latest roadtrip

The LowDown: Old 8c+ by Ondra  © UKC News
The LowDown: Old 8c+ by Ondra  © UKC News

News Old 8c+ by Ondra

The LowDown: Ondra on 9a+'s and more  © UKC News
The LowDown: Ondra on 9a+'s and more  © UKC News

News Ondra on 9a+'s and more

The LowDown: 4th 8c OS by Ondra  © UKC News
The LowDown: 4th 8c OS by Ondra  © UKC News

News 4th 8c OS by Ondra

News
9a+ and 8c onsight by Ondra

The LowDown: The secret of Ondra's success  © UKC News
The LowDown: The secret of Ondra's success  © UKC News

News The secret of Ondra's success

Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer
Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer

News Another F9a for Ondra

News
Ondra's hardest routes

Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer
Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer

News Ondra F8c On Sight, & Euro Round-Up

Adam Ondra  © Pete O'Donovan
Adam Ondra  © Pete O'Donovan

News Ondra, 15, Repeats Action Directe

Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer
Adam Ondra on fire at Mello Blocco 2008  © Giulio Malfer

News Ondra cleans up at Mello Blocco

Adam Ondra  © Pete O'Donovan
Adam Ondra  © Pete O'Donovan

News Ondra - Dreamtime V14 - Aged 15 - With Video

Adam Ondra  © Cedric
Adam Ondra  © Cedric

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

Adam Ondra climbing Alien Carnage 8c+ at Castillon in France  © Adam Ondra
Adam Ondra climbing Alien Carnage 8c+ at Castillon in France  © Adam Ondra

News Adam Ondra


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