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KO Boulder Contest & Duel Lead Speed Climbing at Rock Master 2021

Wow, that was Rock Master 2021. After a one-year break, we met with other friends from all over Europe (including Martin Stráník and Eliška…

Sep 8, 2021 / Read more

Climbing ethics - Is chipping routes right or wrong?

I love being challenged by the nature that has been sculpting the rock faces of our planet for many centuries. Nature is the…

Aug 31, 2021 / Read more

The Math

Hi all. The first ever sport climbing competition at the Olympics is over. And it might not be that much of the mark to say that thanks to…

Aug 6, 2021 / Read more

First-ever qualifight in Sport Climbing at Olympic Games

For the first time in history, the Olympic Games became the venue of a sport climbing competition. 20 climbers from all over the world tried…

Aug 4, 2021 / Read more

Rage mode

Sunday was the last day reserved for training before the qualifications on Tuesday. And according to Adam, he almost finally feels like it's…

Aug 2, 2021 / Read more

First training sessions, performance progress, improving limits

Finally some climbing! After a long transfer from the Czech Republic to Tokyo and a few days of acclimatisation Adam had a first chance to…

Aug 1, 2021 / Read more

Exploring the village and recharging the batteries

Adam has successfully arrived in Tokyo and he is already acclimatising with the other athletes in the Olympic village. Probably thanks to…

Jul 28, 2021 / Read more

Heading to Tokyo with a special lucky charm

So I'm on my way to Tokyo, where I'll soon be measuring my skills with other great climbers from all over the world in bouldering, lead and…

Jul 26, 2021 / Read more

Production of 3 climbing shoes for 3 disciplines in La Sportiva

Check out the new video from my latest La Sportiva visit. Listen to Pietro Dal Pra and me sharing our thoughts on the importance of climbing…

Jul 12, 2021 / Read more

Adam Ondra chats with Pietro Dal Pra in La Sportiva

June 8, 2021, Val di Fiemme, La Sportiva headquarters. I visited La Sportiva’s factory to witness (and try for myself!) the production of…

Jul 7, 2021 / Read more

Boulder problem training by Adam Ondra

I have definitely spent a lot of time at Hangar gym this spring, having numerous sessions on competition style boulders and most of the time…

Jun 28, 2021 / Read more

Get AO Photo Book + Signed Postcard for free

I love climbing! With all of my soul, with all of my heart. I love challenging myself in the same way. Climbing beyond your limit is an…

Jun 17, 2021 / Read more

Real Tierra de Nadie 9a

Catalonia is the land of world-famous climbing areas. Like Margalef, Siurana, Oliana, etc. But there are lots of smaller crags, sometimes a…

Jun 9, 2021 / Read more

How much do we owe the evolution of climbing shoes?

If you think about all the old-school crags from the '80s like Buoux, Verdon, or the vertical routes in Arco, the majority of the climbers…

Jun 6, 2021 / Read more

Maximal nutrition, minimal harm

I have to spend a lot of time in the gym nowadays when preparing for the upcoming competitions, but you all know I prefer to climb outside, in…

Jun 2, 2021 / Read more

La Ley Indignata 9a

Here we have one more sweet route from Margalef. La Ley Indignata 9a is an older project first ascended by Alex Megos a few years ago. When I…

May 26, 2021 / Read more

Outdoor Boulder Problem 8B Flash

Before Meiringen, I took advantage of one of the last cold days to climb outside. As the bouldering area, Babí lom is very close to my home…

May 12, 2021 / Read more

Outdoor Bouldering Fight with The Edge Problem

At the tramway terminal station in Brno (my hometown), there is a hidden gem. A quarry from volcanic rock, that offers few, but good…

May 3, 2021 / Read more

Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi talk

It was a bit weird to talk to Stefano in English, our conversation is usually in Italian. We went back in time marvelling about how we first…

Apr 26, 2021 / Read more

Working out a climbing route

When a certain climbing route is too difficult to be climbed onsight or flash, I usually do not even attempt to get as high as possible on my…

Apr 14, 2021 / Read more

Directa Bongada 9a

One more little video from Margalef from October/November trip. This time we will go back to the sunny side of Margalef. Towards the end of…

Apr 6, 2021 / Read more