Adam Ondra Sets New Record For Free-Climbing Yosemite’s Dawn Wall

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Adam Ondra (born February 5, 1993 in Brno) is a Czech rock climber. He also participates in sport climbing and bouldering competitions.He is the only athlete to have won the World Championships in two disciplines, lead and bouldering. In addition, he won both medals in the same year, during the 2014 edition. He also has a similar record in the World Cup, being the only athlete to have won the World Cup in two disciplines, lead in 2009 and bouldering in 2010.

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As of 7 December 2014, he climbed 1,162 routes between 8a (5.13b) and 9b+ (5.15c), of which 3 were at 9b+ (5.15c) and 548 were onsights, including 3 onsights at 9a (5.14d) and 15 onsights at 8c+ (5.14c).[1] He is the first climber to have redpointed a route with a proposed grade of 9b+ (5.15c) (Change, Flatanger, 4 October 2012)and the only climber to have redpointed three 9b+ (5.15c) routes.

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Ondra started climbing at the age of six; his parents are climbers and they shared their passion with him. In 1999 (at age six) at Rovinj in Croatia Ondra climbed 6a (5.10a) routes with bolts every half meter. In 2001 (at age eight) he onsighted 7b+ (5.12c) routes and in 2002 (at age nine) he onsighted 7c+ (5.13a) and redpointed 8a (5.13b). He onsighted 8a (5.13b) routes in 2003 (at age ten). In 2004 (at age eleven) Ondra climbed several 8a+ (5.13c) onsight and 8c (5.14b) redpoints. In 2005 (at age twelve) he onsighted 8b (5.13d) routes, and in 2006 he managed to climb his first 9a (5.14d), Martin Krpan at Misja Pec.

 

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