Adam Ondra, The Change 9b+ (5.15c) sent!

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:03am PT
Corporate seals of approval aside (what won't they approve of?), IHP, I saw the dog and pony show up close when she was being groomed as a sex symbol as a minor. I'd like to think I'm not a prude or whatnot, but it just didn't sit right with me like it does for you.

It's an interesting juxtaposition between her and Ondra, the different lenses their talents are viewed through. One is a gawky undeniable achiever for sure, and I do applaud his efforts to find the greatest lines. It's cool that Sharma has been part of his grooming process too, a true handing off of the torch.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:35am PT
groomed as a sex symbol before she turned 18? that's kind of disturbing. Wish her all the best with her passion as a climber.

Jeebz please let her know that to be a REAL climber, she has to join supertopo....after she turns 18 of course.
RP3

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:50am PT
...let her know that to be a REAL climber, she has to join supertopo....after she turns 18 of course.

First she needs to stop climbing anything harder than 5.8...especially anything with BOLTS!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:09am PT
That's how many saw it, V., but we were all like, old, and washed up and sh#t. Maybe we're just hatin' because we know we ain't got dat. Or something. Honestly, more power to her if it's working out.

But, yes, if she focused on 5.7+ OW and spent her time pissing and moaning here, I'm sure we'd all like her more.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:31am PT
IHP sounds like her attorney!
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:38am PT
Big News Flash: Somebody climbed something hard!


Meh.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:39am PT
focused on 5.7+ OW and spent her time pissing and moaning here

less pissing, more moaning ;)
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:42am PT
A thread about the hardest route in the world to date is hijacked by 18 year old eye candy.

stay classy, MP!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:35am PT
stay classy, MP!


Mountainproject? F*#k those guys! Boobs rock!
pat

Trad climber
estes park
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:23am PT
I frickin love Ondra. He is an absolute dork, the kind of kid you would expect to be playing World of Warcraft and throwing the same wild tantrums at someone over computer. But instead he is the best climber in the world, and an absolutely amazing one at that. His technique is out of this world.

I love his passion. I always had a hard time coming to terms with his tantrums as I am kind of a quite guy at the crag. People throwing tantrums and yelling at the crags piss me off, but rarely do the tantrums come from a place of unbridled passion, its usually college kids with hangovers who can't send the grade they promised their girlfriend they could. Now I think it is rather amazing to see.

Ondra is the quintessential anti-hero, we need more like him to break up the spoon fed images and ideas TV and social media set forth as examples of how to behave as humans. .15c? Amazing.

Adamame

climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:57am PT
I didn't get the Ondra tantrums until I saw it in person. I've spent the last few weeks watching both Chris and Adam trying La Dura Dura in Oliana. Adam's passion is truly unparrelled and comes from somewhere deep down and cat like. I understand it now where the video made it seem annoying. 5 mins after an attempt Adam would be back to enthusiastic dorky groud persona. He's a great and funny guy to talk to. The climb is really at another level.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
the kind of kid you would expect to be playing World of Warcraft and throwing the same wild tantrums at someone over computer.

I threw these same tantrums when my favorite soccer team lost in Champions League when I was 13. BFD!





pat

Trad climber
estes park
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
People make the argument that Ondra doesn't act his age (20?) by throwing these tantrums, I would make the argument that he is acting beyond his age. He is throwing pure passion into what he does, letting it out when he fails, not caring what other people think, and being down to earth when it is all over. At least that is my assessment based on a couple of videos. I think most agree there is something amazing going on here though.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Pat and adamame, thanks for your perspectives.

The shouting doesn't annoy me. Getting annoyed at someone at a sport climbing area for making too much noise is also immature, anyway.

DMT
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