19 February 2024

Adam Ondra does Narcissus (9a) second go

Adam Ondra has done Narcissus (9a) in Oltrefinale / Albenga, on his second go. “Amazing line by Matteo Gambaro. Me and Seb [Bouin] we both used kneepads and took kind of different direction/beta on the very top (what we believe is more intuitive) which makes it much easier. and I think it could be soft 9a like this. The way Matteo did it is much harder and could be even 9a+?” (c) Jara Sijka

The 40 meter route is a link up of two 8b+’ with a hard roof section in between, Gambaro was 45 when he did the FA.

Adam has also added two more 8c+'s to his scorecard meaning that he is fast approaching 500 ascents 8c+ and harder.

Vitamania (8c+) - ” Did it in the evening after sending Bon Voyage (2 tries), more filming in BV and on the way down, I checked it for 10min, rested 3mins and did it with headlamp. Probably soft 8c+?”

Stéroïde bul (8c+) - ” So close to flash after Jules showed me the moves.”
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