Adam Ondra

Born in Brno (Czech Republic) on 5 February 1993, Adam Ondra grew up in a family of climbers. He won his first competition at the age of six and from the age of seven he began training every day. By age eight, he completed a 7b + climb. Standing at 185cm tall and weighing 68kg, he is the only man to have completed a route with a proposed rating of 9c, the so-called ‘Silence’ route in Flatanger, Norway, where he also opened the ‘Change’ route, which has a 9b+ rating, in 2012. On 7 February 2013, Ondra redpointed the ‘La Dura Dura’ route in Oliana, Spain, which also has a 9b+ rating and was climbed one month later by Chris Sharma. On 4 December 2013, Ondra did the same at ‘Vasil Vasil’, in Sloup, Czech Republic. On 12 November 2018, Ondra onsighted ‘Just do it’, in Smith Rock, Oregon, USA, which is a historic 8c+ route. After recovering from an injury to his left wrist, in July he triumphed in lead world cup event in Chamonix, France. In competitive climbing, Ondra boasts four world championships and six world cups. He is the only climber to have won the world cup in both the boulder and lead categories. Currently he’s preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, when climbing will be an event at the summer Olympics for the first time.

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