Vrtule 8C/+, another superline in Holštejn by Ondra

Adam Ondra keeps sending hard lines in his limestone playground in Holštejn, Czech Republic. Last week he opened Drift 8C | V15 and now he has done the first ascent of Vrtule, which he considers even harder, 8C/+ | V15/16.

Drift, Adam Ondra’s latest 8C | V15 in Holštejn

After sending his super project in Norway, Adam Ondra is back home, training and having fun in the local area of Holštejn, located to the north of his hometown, Brno. His latest hard first ascent is Drift, a hard boulder/traverse that he considers 8C | V15.

Adam Ondra Against the Clock | Sunday Sends

This video was planned way before Adam’s ascent of Project Hard, but now it looks even more appropriate. In this edition of Sunday Sends (it was published on Sunday but I forgot to publish this post ;) we revisit the 2015 Euro Champs in Innsbruck. We gonna see Adam dealing with MB4.

Krater, new 8C | V15 by Adam Ondra

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”

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

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

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

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+

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

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?