After more than forty days in Margalef, Adam Ondra has to admit defeat by the Route Perfecto Mundo - he is denied the red point ascent.

The Czech professional climber spent well over a month Adam Ondra in the Spanish climbing area Margalef, around the 9b + route Perfecto Mundo to climb. At regular intervals he let his fans take part in the project planning process by means of video reports. One thing was clear pretty quickly: the weather thwarted Adam's plans.

Adam Ondra checks which direction the wind is coming from. (Photo by Petr Chodura)
Adam Ondra checks which direction the wind is coming from. (Image Petr Chodura / AO Productions)

The Czech was only able to seriously plan for 15 days, find a suitable solution for the difficult route and start serious attempts to climb through. He knew that it wouldn't be child's play. Because the style of Perfecto Mundo, a route with many holes, lies Adam Ondra not at all. That is also the main reason why he has avoided the route so far. He already scored all other 9b + in this world and so it was time to face the challenge.

Frustration and doubt dominate the stay

For Adam Ondra, the route Perfecto Mundo was not only a physically and meteorologically demanding route, but also a mental hard nut to crack. Doubts crept up in him as to whether he could climb the route at all and whether he should give it up. He stayed tuned to the end and he also got very good attempts.

The disappointment is written on his face: Adam Ondra in Perfecto Mundo. (Image Petr Chodura / AO Productions)
The disappointment is written on his face: Adam Ondra in Perfecto Mundo. (Image Petr Chodura / AO Productions)

But still it remained with attempts until the end. After more than 40 days in Spain, Adam Ondra had to back down and leave the Perfecto Mundo in project status. But he has promised to return. We are excited. In the following video, Adam Ondra gives an insight into the last attempts to climb the route Perfecto Mundo (9b +).

Perfecto Mundo with only three ascents

The Perfecto Mundo route in the Raco de la Finestra sector, Margalef, is one of the most difficult routes in the world. The line was established by Chris Sharmawho planned the route intensively in 2018 and Alexander Megos. and Stefano Ghisolfi invited to work together on the route.

The first ascent went to Alex Megos, followed by the Italian Stefano Ghisolfi. Chris Sharma himself has not yet been able to score the route. The third repetition of the route is the responsibility of the Austrian Jakob Schubertwho was able to redpunkt climb the route after eleven days of planning.

Chris Sharma planning the route Perfecto Mundo

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Credits: Cover picture Petr Chodura / AO Productions

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