Adam Ondra flashes 8B(+) Boulder in Sweden

Adam Ondra succeeds in the flash ascent of Luftig kö till nålens öga 8B(+) in the Swedish bouldering area of ​​Vinslöv. However, it wasn't quite enough for the strong Czech for the even tougher low start Den nattliga havsfärden (8C).

On his first bouldering trip in Sweden Adam Ondra don't burn anything. With a lot of motivation and a good beta under his belt, he managed to flash climb the compression line Luftig kö till nålens öga 8B(+) in Vinslöv.

I saw a video of this roof compression route years ago and knew straight away that I had to climb it.

Adam Ondra

The flash inspection went exactly as the maestro wanted it: “Everything flowed really well, I knew the technical details of this compression beast and found myself at the final cut-loose where I had to give it my all.”

I can't remember a time when I've ever pushed myself so hard in one second.

Adam Ondra

Ondra was quite impressed by the bouldering potential in Sweden: "It's pretty unique how a single block can contain such fantastic lines." Because there is a deeper start to Luftig kö till nålens öga 8B(+), Erik Baecklin's line from 2019, which checks in somewhere at 8C.

Of course, Adam Ondra didn't miss the opportunity to try out the nattliga havsfärden. However, when faced with this problem, the successful climber had to move from Dannen without climbing.

I tried late in the evening, it was close, but I will come back.

Adam Ondra

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