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Adam Ondra

A Profesional Rock Climber

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. ● 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.

List of the top Routes

Grade 9b and Higher Only...

9b+ (5.15c)

Vasil Vasil - Sloup (CZE) - 4 December 2013 - First ascent / La Dura Dura - Oliana (ESP) - 7 February 2013 - First ascent / Change - Flatanger (NOR) - 4 October 2012 - First ascent

9b (5.15b)

Robin Ud - Alternativna stena (SVK) - 5 October 2016 - First ascent / C.R.S. - Mollans sur Ouvèze (FRA) - 2 November 2015 - First ascent / First Round First Minute - Margalef (ESP) - 3 February 2014 - Second ascent of Chris Sharma's route / Move - Flatanger (NOR) - 20 August 2013 - First ascent, Ondra graded the route 9b/+ / Iron Curtain - Flatanger (NOR) - 3 August 2013 - First ascent / Fight or flight - Oliana (ESP) - 9 February 2013 - Second ascent of Chris Sharma's route (2011) / La planta de Shiva - Villanueva del Rosario (ESP) - 22 April 2011 - First ascent / Chilam Balam - Villanueva del Rosario (ESP) - 13 April 2011 - Second ascent (however Bernabe Fernandez's first ascent is not confirmed) / Chaxi Raxi - Oliana (ESP) - 27 March 2011 - First ascent of Chaxi direct start / La Capella- Siurana (ESP) - 16 February 2011 - First ascent / Golpe de Estado - Siurana (ESP) - 13 March 2010 - Second ascent of Chris Sharma's route (2008)

Competitions 2012 - 2016

Climbing World Championships

2016 - Lead first, Bouldering second / 2014 - Lead first, Bouldering first / 2012 - Lead third

Climbing World Cup

2015 - Lead first, Bouldering third / 2014 - Lead third / 2012 - Lead third

Rock Master

2016 - Duel first, KO Boulder first / 2015 - Duel first