Look out Yosemite: Ondra is coming!


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Gym climber
sawatch choss
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 13, 2016 - 12:16pm PT

So cool to imagine that combination of crimpability and talent and drive descending on some classic stone.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:23pm PT
Awesome! Best of luck to him.

I hope the Nose, Salathe, and Dawn stand proud, impress the hell out of him, and give him his monies worth.

I expect that they will. Gawdamn n00b. Hahahaa!!

Go get 'em Ondra!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:24pm PT
He needs to hit SPH. Its better.

jus sayin

Big Wall climber
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:37pm PT
He hasn't been to Yosemite? I thought I had seen a photo of him on Boa roof from an old BD catalog.

Trad climber
under the sea
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:48pm PT


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 13, 2016 - 12:52pm PT
Hey Munge, why don't you let him decide what he wants to climb?
BWA HA HA HA hahhhaahahaaa!!!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 13, 2016 - 01:58pm PT
Get that noob sport wanker on the generator!!!! La dura dura squeels x 100 braj!!!!

Seriously though after he gets used to the style I bet he will blow minds. Good luck young G!!!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 13, 2016 - 02:04pm PT
survival, I'm sure I'm right. :)

Got the sikest 5.6 line ever for him!

it will be epik braj!

San Jose, CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 03:17pm PT
Long time ago (~15 years ago) my friend who likes some cruel jokes approached young , but already renown Sharma who was standing in El Cap Meadow looking up at the Nose . Pretending that he does not know who he is he asked Chris " Do you know and can recommend any good safe 5.6-5.7 routes here?" Poor Sharma honestly was looking for the answer, but can not - and feel embarrassed and blushed. If someone happen to meet Ondra in the Valley - please try to embarrass him with same question.

My czech friend is excited by Ondra visit and guessing how he will do on Dawn wall

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Oct 13, 2016 - 03:47pm PT
A friend of some Valley note once told me, "it doesn't matter who they are, everyone gets their ass handed to them in the Valley sooner or later, it's only a matter of when"

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 03:47pm PT
It will be fascinating to watch what he does in the Valley. Quite an amazing list of what he wants to do!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:49pm PT
He climbed at Jailhouse according to rumor. SPH for the win!

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Oct 15, 2016 - 09:10pm PT
Excepting the Nose, both the Salathe and Dawn (moreso) feature a fair amount of classic Yoz wide, and the Dawn in particular has some wicked hard thin cracks and flares (up high), as well as entire pitches protected by beaks. I trust Ondra knows all about that and will adjust but somewhere in there he'll be crying Uncle because we all do, no matter how strong the fingers.

I hope he crushes - those routes deserve more traffic and Ondra sounds like a great champion and real dood.

Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Oct 16, 2016 - 06:30am PT
Yeah, of course it's just a matter of learning new styles, but that might take a little while. Has he really done any crack climbing? Every photo I've seen of him is on steep/overhanging face, and, as Largo implies, bolted. If that's the case, don't expect him to crush the big routes on his first visit. I can climb 10a face all day long. 10a squeeze chimneys? Fugetaboutit. Once he gets his crack chops down, however, stand back suckas.


Oct 16, 2016 - 07:49am PT
Oh cool I always thought all the climbs there were too easy for him.


Sport climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:52am PT

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I guess he will be a quick learner...

Mountain climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 09:22am PT
Yesterday, from https://www.instagram.com/p/BLksBzVgFIE/?taken-by=adam.ondra


Trad climber
under the sea
Oct 16, 2016 - 09:38am PT
He's wearing hand jammie's hehehe...

I suspect he'll do some hard sh#t but not tick his initial goal list in the style he want to.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 09:40am PT
He's wearing mitts? BwaHaHaHaHa!
Pride goeth before the gobie?

Wade Icey

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 09:50am PT
bet he sends the knobby wall no problem...
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