Quite unsurprisingly, Adam Ondra has become the second ever to onsight 9a. The route is called La cabane au Canada and can be found in the Paradise sector at Rawyl in Switzerland.
The 30 m line was bolted by Didier Berthod and the first ascent was made in 2006 by Lionel Clerc who chose a more direct start, making it slightly harder. It has since seen repeats from Pirmin Bertle and Tomi Nytorp.
Adam has been chasing this 9a onsight for a while now, and has, in the process onsighted loads of 8c+'s, some of which are considered 9a by others.
Stay tuned for more about this.
The first 9a onsight, Estado critico, was made by Alexander Megos. At the moment, Adam and Alex seem to be in a league of their own. The future looks promising!
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