And again Adam Ondra announces a success: He manages the onsight ascent of the Route Water World in the climbing area Osp, Slovenia.
Chaehyun Seo is only the second woman ever to onsight climb an 8c route. In La Morera de Montsant, Spain, the 19-year-old South Korean scored the 60-meter-long mega route L'Antagonista. On the same day she also managed the onsight ascent of Hidrofóbia (8b).
In his adopted home of Arco, Adam Ondra did what he loves to do and is also best at: onsight climbing. There are numerous hard routes in the Covolo sector, including Silvio Reffo's first ascent of La Musa (9a) or Guerriero Del Futoro (9a). You can see in the video whether the strong Czech was successful in his project.
At the beginning of the month, the Austrian Philipp Geisler managed an onsight ascent of the famous Dolomites route "Weg durch den Fisch" (8+/9-, 37SL) on the Marmolada south face. In an interview he talks about the ascent of the alpine classic.
What represents the end of the spearhead for some climbers is onsight level for Adam Ondra. In Krpcovo, Slovakia, he managed to onsight climb four 8b+ routes in one day. This is probably a new personal record even for the world's best climber at the moment.
This video shows Adam Ondra's onsight ascent of the 8c+ route Solitary Souls in the Le Piazzole climbing area near Arco.
Shortly before his 41st birthday, Chris Sharma manages the onsight ascent of Route V for Vendetta (8c) in Siurana. The Spaniard's last onsight at this level was 13 years ago.
In his latest video, Czech climbing pro Adam Ondra reveals what has fascinated him about onsight climbing since childhood. Luckily for him, there are still sectors in the Arco climbing paradise that he doesn't know. In Braboletta (8b) and L'occhio Della Tigre (8a+) he can show that he is quite good at this form of climbing.
Adam Ondra has been in Spain for a few days and starts with a first success. He climbs the 8c route Palindrom onsight. But not only.
About two weeks ago, Janja Garnbret wrote climbing history with the onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. A few days later she doubled up with American Hustle. This video shows the inspection of American Hustle.
Janja Garnbret writes climbing history with her onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. Never before has a woman succeeded in onsighting a route with this level of difficulty.
The Italian professional climber Laura Rogora does not seem to be able to stop. At the beginning of the month she wrote climbing history with the ascent of the Erebor (9b / +) sport climbing route. Never before has a woman climbed this degree. She used the past weekend again to make headlines.
The Slovenian Vita Lukan climbed the Geminis route in Rodellar, Spain, with a level of difficulty 8b + onsight.
Adam Ondra climbs six routes in the upper eighth French grade in southern France, four of them onsight. That and more on LACRUX.
In the latest edition of his video series, Adam Ondra shows how important route memory is in competitions and thus also for onsight ascents.