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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:03am PT
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLoXlVwgZB6/
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:10am PT
Handjammies funny, maybe needs to keep hands pretty for a modeling contract? But with the slightest amount of commitment he'll be doing pretty hard core stuff beyond what most of us can dream of ever doing.
D'Wolf

climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 11:52am PT
Huber never climbed cracks either. Tore up J-Tree then promptly tore up the valley. Theoretically (based on the numbers), Adam's a better/stronger climber than Alex was when he got here. Could be very interesting...
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Oct 16, 2016 - 12:23pm PT
Looks like he's doing what we all did to get the Valley dialed. Start on Generator Crack and go from there. Off to a flying start. Go Adam!
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 03:34pm PT
If you take a look at Marlow's video it seems clear that he knows his way around what to do with feet in a crack.

Guy's gumby stage is gonna be about ten minutes long.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 03:41pm PT
That upside down foot jamming was way wacky! Dude sounds like he could make spending
money teaching English in Camp Four.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 17, 2016 - 12:43pm PT

What's up today?
TLP

climber
Oct 17, 2016 - 01:24pm PT
Largo, there are two kinds of flying starts in the Valley. I did the other kind.

but we sucked it up and ticked a classic the next day.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 17, 2016 - 01:30pm PT
crøtch

climber
Oct 17, 2016 - 01:34pm PT
Two of his goals are onsight the Salathe and free the Dawn Wall in a day. Which do you think is harder?

I'd like to think that onsighting the Salathe is harder given that you only get one chance and that some strong folks have tried it without success. I would love to see that go down. Good luck, Adam!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 17, 2016 - 10:23pm PT
Seems that his effort will be well documented.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLo2kHVAJb0/?taken-by=adam.ondra

shiro16

climber
Oct 17, 2016 - 11:01pm PT
Hi,

Mildly unrelated, but did part of the flake 2/3rd the way up Generator crack break off? In the first picture of Ondra in the crack, the flake looks to be about 2 feet shorter. Perhaps my memory is going.

Thanks,
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 18, 2016 - 12:20am PT
After trying the rubber gloves in the gym, I'd definitely say they are an aid. I could hike my fat old ass right up the overhanging hand crack, much to the surprise of the skinny youths cranking V10s on either side of me. But, an elaborate tape job is just about as good, it just falls off more easily. Using that sort of aid when doing a crack climbing crash course seems like a smart move, to conserve skin while learning.

For Generator Crack, maybe a latex bondage outfit would be the way to go?

Ah, how I will be missing the El Cap Report!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Oct 18, 2016 - 04:22am PT
Make fun all you want.... I think Dawn Wall will go down to the Ondra Onslaught.

https://www.facebook.com/Yosemitebigwall/photos/a.446589598794735.1073741825.227554464031584/1058986384221717/?type=3&theater

Maybe not this year but it took Tommy 7 didn't it? Now that there's beta for the elite it will be interesting to watch the foreign phenom. I just hope his ropes don't get sh#t on.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 01:45pm PT
^ Thanks, Riley!

also from BD's Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/blackdiamondequipment/photos/a.304377381604.193174.153989481604/10154511770226605/?type=3&theater

brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 02:23pm PT
Ondra is God!!!

Thanks for updating guys keep it coming.

Impaler

Social climber
Oakland
Oct 18, 2016 - 02:34pm PT
It mildly bothers me when I see comments like: "...and easily hike his way, with a few falls, through the next two pitches..."

Makes me think that whoever wrote that is a pretty shitty hiker. Not the first time I've seen something worded that way - it seems to be increasingly more common.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:10pm PT
Leading the pitches with all the fear definitely felt super hard, but once I had the rope from above, the moves felt OK.

Gear?
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:13pm PT
I feel like we are watching an auto race. Everyone claims to be watching for the winner but secretly yearn for the crashes.

I only have 3 words for the Ondra:

YOU'RE













GONNA






DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS. Pound a pin, drink a Cobra.
Matt's

climber
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:16pm PT
hard to understand what "hiked the climbing, with a few falls" means. Does that mean that he climbed quickly and efficiently, but had to take a few times?

I wonder when the last time ondra fell on a 13A was...
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