He came, saw and scored: Ondra's impressive Swiss ticklist

Adam Ondra paid his sponsor Mammut a visit and took the opportunity to climb a few hard routes in parallel with his business commitments. He made his first ascent of a 9a+ on the Isenfluh and climbed several routes in the upper eighth difficulty level onsight and in just a few attempts in Soyhieres.

«Such an impressive idea Adam Ondra», enthuses Katherine Choong after the day of climbing together in Soyhieres. The strong Czech not only climbed her project Chant pour Phil (8c) onsight, but also the 8b+ line Leaves, For Le Temps difficile (8c +) and Mines de rien (8b+) he only needed two or one attempt.

Old project by Stephan Siegrist decrypted

The first climbing area that Adam Ondra visited during his short trip to Switzerland was isenfluh. He still had an unfinished business: a line drilled in by Stephan Siegrist, which he had already tried out with Jakob Schubert this spring.

At that time a groin broke out and we didn't have any knee pads with us

Adam Ondra

The bar was still missing on his second visit to the Isenfluh, but not the knee pad. With a marginal pinch of the knee, he was able to decipher the sequence, which seemed quite unlikely at the time, says Ondra.

On my second day I was able to climb the line for the first time with difficulty level 9a+. The route name is still pending.

Adam Ondra

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