Adam Ondra opens with B je to! (9b) the most difficult route in Croatia

The Czech Adam Ondra manages the first free ascent of Route B ever! near Vranjaca, Croatia. As a rating, Ondra suggests 9b, which makes the line the most difficult sport climbing route in Croatia.

Back in August, Ondra traveled to Paklenica in Croatia as part of a family trip. During the trip he drilled two new lines in the impressive Vranjaca cave. During his stay he managed the easier tour called A je to, rated 9a/a+. Ondra ran out of time for the more difficult line.

  • Adam Ondra on the first ascent of B je to_Paklenica_Kroatien_9b_Image Kuba Sobotka
  • Adam Ondra in the no-hand rest from B je to_Image Kuba Sobotka

Unfinished business completed

Ondra didn’t let the “unfinished business” sit for long. He recently took a trip to Croatia to tackle the more difficult line. On the second day, Ondra clipped the detour on Route B je to! at the last minute.

I had a very tough fight in the key point and had to give it my all in the sequence afterwards.

Adam Ondra

Adam Ondra on the first ascent of B je to! (9b)

As for the level of difficulty, Ondra wasn't entirely sure. At the beginning of the project planning, Ondra asked himself the big question of whether B would ever be possible! is really a 9b or should rather be given a slash grade. But his current condition and the fact that the route suits him in terms of style prompted him to choose the difficult level.

The key position suits me in terms of style and I feel very fit at the moment, which is why I suggest 9b.

Adam Ondra

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