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GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Original Post - May 14, 2014 - 11:17am PT
A fun video of Adam casually strolling up a bunch of grit classic testpeices like Masters Edge. Big Thangs in that kids future, as in physically big...

http://climbingnarc.com/videos/adam-ondra-visits-the-peak-district/
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 14, 2014 - 11:20am PT
A mere flash in the pan...let's wait and see how he does after his voice changes.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 14, 2014 - 11:35am PT
Ever notice how many of these wunderkid comp killers have seriously long necks? Like they have some giraffe DNA going or something.

Seriously, check out a pic of world cup podium sometime. They're all like 5'6", with a 2' neck. You know what they say, "long neck, long...time screaming like a wounded racoon when you fail the send the gnar, brodizzle"

EDIT: Here's a visual aid.


"Yo yo yo, check it. Der I was crushin the pebbs for sheezy, nek minute...oh shitz I done strained ma nek".
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
May 14, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Did he get those cams just for that trip? They sure look new!
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
May 14, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
Jealous rage fit onset.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 14, 2014 - 12:52pm PT
That's cool, I didn't know he could climb 5.12.

I also didn't know they considered Hubble to be in the Peak District.

Hope to see him do more climbing in different styles in the future.
JimT

climber
Munich
May 14, 2014 - 02:04pm PT
Raven Tor has always been in the Peak District. Itīs about as in the middle as you can get.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
May 14, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
Just got off the phone with Adam and he said they don't make crack climbs hard enough for him.
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
May 14, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Liked the reference to Czech climbing. Some style seems to stay in fashion, at least where climbing resources are limited.

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/peak-performance-a-true-history-from-the-kelly-gang

Are there any local guides, anywhere, that tell stories, demonstrate old techniques/climbs, gear?; as well as point clients towards their "goals"? Might make for an interesting day.

"Half dome day", "El Cap day"; 50's ascents day, 60's ascents day, local flora, vulgarian re-enactments, etc?
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
May 14, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
^^ Is is possible to chimney a roof crack?

(not hatin')
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
May 14, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
Hmm, long necks and shifty eyes.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 14, 2014 - 06:59pm PT
I agree the WL. Gritstone, those it uses natural pro, does not seem "trad" to me. Let see Ondra tackle changing corners or the great roof. Though I don't doubt he could get it if he really wanted it.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
May 14, 2014 - 07:09pm PT
Gritstone, [though] it uses natural pro, does not seem "trad" to me. Let see Ondra tackle changing corners or the great roof.
Changing Corners is bolted, Great Roof is usually fixed - failing to see your point.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
May 14, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
The point is ...people on this forum want to see him crush some yosemite hard lines...meltdown...magic line...big free routes on el cap....etc

or at least some other hard cracks...cobra...
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
May 14, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
"Let see Ondra tackle changing corners or the great roof. Though I don't doubt he could get it if he really wanted it."

Yeah, it would probably take him several seconds to figure out the exotic
techniques required.

If you're not being snarky, I agree, it's always a joy to see great climbing.

whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
May 14, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
RP3...

I think you may be on to something... !
JLP

Social climber
The internet
May 14, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
The point is ...people on this forum want to see him crush some yosemite hard lines...
I would say most people on this forum want to see him fail miserably - on the Nutcracker.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
May 14, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Ever notice how many of these wunderkid comp killers have seriously long necks?

Since having this pointed out I have started working in some " neck-lengthening" exercises into my daily work-outs.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
May 14, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
I would say you're somewhat though not entirely delusional.
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 14, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
how many minutes of annoying, intro bull$hit is there in this video?
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