Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Vasil Vasil, 5.15c,a line he bolted five years ago at Sloup in the Czech Republic.

Ondra wrote on 8a.nu: “Very frustrating process of making no progression for long days, but when it finally happened, on a super cold sticky day, it felt like nothing.”

The crux is a V13 move which is part of a larger seven-metre V14 problem followed by a 5.13d section.

Ondra spent no less than twenty days over two years working on the route.

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Ondra has climbed over fifty 5.15s, having done the first ascent of Change and La Dura Dura, also 5.15c.

Adam Ondra on Vasil Vasil, 5.15c, Sloup, Czech Republic Photo Ondra collection

Adam Ondra on Vasil Vasil, 5.15c, Sloup, Czech Republic
Photo Ondra collection

Source: Rock and Ice


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