Adam Ondra on Change – Looking Back at a Historical Ascent

We’re stepping back for this week’s Friday Flick Pick, revisiting Adam Ondra’s historical ascent of Change, the world’s first 9b+/5.15c. In typical Ondra fashion, this video comes at you with screaming, grunting, screaming, and a whole lot of screeching and screaming. But you can’t fault the guy—his style delivers.

Located in Norway’s Flatanger region, the climb is composed of two stacked pitches completed in one push, without rest. The first pitch offers 20 meters of 5.15a/b climbing and the second provides another 30 meters of 5.14d.

In this video you’ll hear things about the route being impossible (he did it), looking ridiculous (he sent it), and you’ll watch as Ondra pulls down on nothing in his brilliant battle to the top.


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