Krater, new 8C | V15 by Adam Ondra

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Adam Ondra has added a new super hard line to his bouldering resume with his first ascent of Krater. The line is a linkage of Blatant and Kra, two 8B | V13 problems located in the Czech area of Holstejn (less than an hour away of Adam’s hometown, Brno). Adam considers it 8C | V15.

Adam Ondra: “My opinion on the Olympics is still very critical”

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Here’s an interview with Adam Ondra, recorded right after the bouldering final in Paris 2016. He talks about the competition but also about the Olympic Climbing format, of which he seems to be quite critical, and about his plans to climb El Capitan this fall.

Ondra and Saurwein, KO winners in Arco

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Adam Ondra and Katharina Saurwein have won the Arco Rockmaster Bouldering KO Competition, held last week in Arco, northern Italy. The KO Bouldering Masters competition is part of the Arco Rockmaster Festival, that has been taking place for the last 30 years and includes many other climbing events.

Hard sends in Japan by Murai, Amma, Chon and Ondra

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A triple ascent of an 8C highball, a near flash of an 8B+ and a repetition of a long, horizontal 8C roof problem. Let’s catch up with some of the hard ascents Japan has seen lately.

Video-gems: Ondra and Schubert working on White Noise

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Last June, in the week between the World Cup in Toronto and the one in Vail, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert went outdoor climbing in Colorado. Island.io has just released uncut footage of those two beasts working on White Noise (V14/15).

Adam Ondra flashes Jade V14 | 8B+

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Adam Ondra has pulled off what is probably the hardest flash ever. He sent Jade (V14 | 8B+) in one attempt. During his short visit to Colorado he also flashed 2 problems graded V13 | 8B and sent White Noise (V15 | 8C).

Adam Ondra’s Mysterious Container

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During the European Bouldering Championships in Innsbruck, the Czech superstar Adam Ondra was carrying some kind of liquid in an open container. What was it?

European Bouldering Championships 2015 – Aftermath

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The European Bouldering Championship has been the perfect event to illustrate why this season may be the most interesting to date. It is very hard to tell who are the favorites; the famous guys are strong, but so is everyone else.

European Bouldering Championships 2015 – Results

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Jule Wurm and Jan Hojer are the 2015 European Bouldering Champions. The podium was completed by Anna Stöhr, Adam Ondra, Katha Saurwein and Stefan Scarperi.

European Bouldering Championships 2015 – Semifinals

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Really hard problems in the semifinal round in Innsbruck. Many big names are out, and we have a very unusual lineup for the finals.