The Czech Adam Ondra manages the first free ascent of Route B ever! near Vranjaca, Croatia. As a rating, Ondra suggests 9b, which makes the line the most difficult sport climbing route in Croatia.
Back in August, Ondra traveled to Paklenica in Croatia as part of a family trip. During the trip he drilled two new lines in the impressive Vranjaca cave. During his stay he managed the easier tour called A je to, rated 9a/a+. Ondra ran out of time for the more difficult line.
Unfinished business completed
Ondra didn’t let the “unfinished business” sit for long. He recently took a trip to Croatia to tackle the more difficult line. On the second day, Ondra clipped the detour on Route B je to! at the last minute.
Adam Ondra on the first ascent of B je to! (9b)
As for the level of difficulty, Ondra wasn't entirely sure. At the beginning of the project planning, Ondra asked himself the big question of whether B would ever be possible! is really a 9b or should rather be given a slash grade. But his current condition and the fact that the route suits him in terms of style prompted him to choose the difficult level.
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