Adam Ondra

“I live to climb, I climb to feel alive.”

Adam started climbing when he was about three years old and his talent became evident very soon. In 2001 (at age 8), he onsighted his first 7b+ (5.12c). Onsight of his first 7c+ (5.13a) and redpoint of 8a (5.13b) came a year later. During the following four years, he onsighted 8a (5.13b), 8a+ (5.13c), 8b (5.13d), and redpointed 8c (5.14b) and 9a (5.14d). In 2009 (at age 16), he won his first gold medal in lead Climbing World Cup and first silver medal in lead Climbing World Championships, both in the adults category.

In 2012 (at age 19), he redpointed and was the first to scale Change (Flatanger, NOR), the world’s first 9b+ (5.15c). The next year, he redpointed and made the first ascent of La Dura Dura (Oliana, ESP) and Vasil Vasil (Sloup, CZE), both graded 9b+ (5.15c). In 2016 (at age 23), he repeated Dawn Wall (El Capitan, USA), a multi-pitch, 915-meter-high route, in just 8 days. The route was redpointed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson a year before. Their ascent took 19 days. In 2017 (at age 24), Adam returned to Flatanger in Norway to redpoint and be the first to top Silence, the world’s first 9c (5.15d). Last great achievement came in 2018, when he was able to flash Super Crackinette (Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux, FRA), a route classified as 9a+ (5.15a).

200

Top accents

SILENCE 9c (5.15d)

FALTANGER

NORWAY

FIRST ASCENT

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

CHANGE 9b+ (5.15c)

FALTANGER

NORWAY

FIRST ASCENT

DECEMBER 4, 2013

SUPER CRACKINETTE 9a+ (5.15a)

SAINT-LÉGER DU VENTOUX

FRANCE

FLASH

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

DAWN WALL 9a (5.14d)

YOSEMITE NP

CALIFORNIA, USA

SECOND ASCENT

NOVEMBER 21, 2016


Number of routes 8a and higher

9c

1

9b+

3

9b

22

9a+

47

9a

126

8c+

167

8c

192

8b+

210

8b

286

8a+

322

8a

336

FULL LIST OF ROUTES


Number of boulders 8A and higher

8C+

4

8C

16

8B+

36

8B

74

8A+

88

8A

127

FULL LIST OF BOULDERS