Adam Ondra spent two days on the rock of the northern Italian sport climbing mecca Arco. During the two days he climbed three difficult routes in just two days.
The Czech climber Adam Ondra once again makes short work of it. He had two days to go climbing in the Garda Trentino region. He couldn't have used the limited time better.
He succeeded in repeating the route Beginning (9a / +) that the local hero Stefano Ghisolfi Free climbing for the first time in May 2020. Adam found a knee clamp on the route and therefore suggested a level of difficulty of 9a.
Sid Lives also devalued
Not only did the rating of Beginning wobble after Adam's rating. To Sid Lives, originally 9a, says Adam, the rating is more likely in the 8c + area.
The third ascent during his stay is the route Atene naturalewhich includes two chipped handles, but can be climbed without them. Adam climbed this route almost in the second attempt in 2018 without the two chipped holds, failed in the third attempt due to a kick that broke out and since then had to climb the route around 15 times before the red point ascent worked.
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Stefano Ghisolfi on the first ascent of the Beginning route
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Credits: Pictures Giampaolo Giampaolo Calzà