Adam Ondra (15) is #1 or #2


19 February 2008

Adam Ondra took two weeks off from school and took sport climbing into a new era; seven 8c+ and harder including La Rambla, 9a+ on his fifth try and La Novena enmienda for which he suggests a downgrade to 9a. He also did four 8c onsights, out of which two he registered as 8b+. In the world ranking, Adam is #2 but without all his suggested downgradings he would have been #1. During the last 12 months he has registered 124 8a and harder out of which 58 onsights. Currently he and Patxi are on a level of their own. (c) Petr Piechowicz

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