According to Alta Montagna, Adam Ondra has made the second ascent of Christian Core's master piece Gioia at Varazze in northern Italy.
Back in February, he was able to do a shorter ~8B-version which starts 7 moves in, but didn't close the deal on the full line which adds another 7 move ~8B start. Then a few weeks ago, he came back, but still couldn't bag it.
Now, however, thanks to perfect conditions, he finally managed to do it
The ~14 move problem was originally given 8C, but since then most have come to the conclusion that it's probably more like 8C+. Apparently, Adam confirms this.
Of course, I will try to get a hold of Adam for a comment.
Big thanks to Ettore Delprino!Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Black Diamond, Montura, La Sportiva, Beal and Hudy Sports
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