Near the Czech city of Brno, the home of Adam Ondra, there are various tough bouldering problems, one of them with an ultra-tight grip. In this video Adam projects two exciting boulders.
Adam Ondra invested quite a few attempts and various solutions in the edge boulder near his home. But he was denied access. Then his buddy came along Martin Stranik and found a solution for the key point. Adam Ondra was motivated again and drove to the boulder again - to find out that the handle Martin used is one of the worst that Adam Ondra had gotten his hands on so far.
A few weeks later, Martin Stranik gave further attempts - with success. He gives the line its name The Edge Problem and rates it 8b +.
Even if the boulder is interesting and challenging at the same time. Adam won't be returning anytime soon. One grip is too painful.
That might interest you
- Thanks to 10 minutes of climbing training for 9a?
- Visualization: With this method you increase your climbing level significantly
- Adam Ondra's inspection tactic in Perfecto Mundo (9b +)
+ + +
Credits: Cover picture AO Productions