Due to the poor conditions, Adam Ondra did not get into his Perfecto Mundo project in Margalef in the past few days, but had to keep himself fit in other ways. But how? He briefly climbed a 9a and got the first ascent of Directa Rodillar.

The Czech professional climber has been in the sport climbing area for some time Margalef. His ultimate goal is to walk the route Perfecto Mundo (9b +). After he worked on an ideal solution for the individual passages, he let the route rest for the past few days.

The weather is good enough for climbing, but it lacks the wind that creates ideal conditions for Perfecto Mundo to climb through.

Adam Ondra on the first ascent of Directa Rodillar in Margalef. (Image AO Productions)

In order not to lose your climbing shape, you can Adam Ondra but of course not sit around for days. So how does he make sure he stays fit? He climbs hard routes. His first training ground was that of Alexander Megos. first route taken La Ley Indignata, rated 9a.

To be honest, the route always seemed brutal to me and in the past I hardly dared to look at the line. But now I mustered up all my courage and dared to try - and I surprised myself. I was able to master the key point and climbed the route in a few attempts.

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Mobility is central here: Adam Ondra on the La Ley Indignata route. (Photo by Petr Chodura)
Mobility is central here: Adam Ondra on the La Ley Indignata route. (Photo by Petr Chodura)

Second station: first ascent of Directa Rodillar (8c + / 9a)

Another "training route" for Adam Ondra was one of Dani Andrada established and not yet climbed route. The line is to the right of the route La Bongada (8c + / 9a), is short and requires a good portion of maximum strength.

Adam tried the route a few years ago, but had to leave without having achieved anything. Not so during his current "training session". On November 6, 2020, he succeeded in the first ascent of Directa Rodillar.

Evaluating the route is quite difficult for me because it is absolutely not my style and therefore I found the route quite difficult. My suggestion: 8c + / 9a.

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Here Adam Ondra tinkers with the individual passages of Perfecto Mundo (9b +)

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Credits: Images from AO Productions