In between projecting sessions on the world’s potential first 5.15d in Norway, Ondra has climbed a new V15 in Holstein, Czech Republic.
He called his new line Krater and according to 8a.nu, it’s his 10th of the grade. Ondra noted on the site, “Kind of training lap, but hard nevertheless. Two 8Bs (V14) in a row for sure.”
From here, Ondra will head to the next IFSC Lead World Cup of the season. Watch Ondra on an early attempt of Krater below by clicking on the clip.
In an recent interview with PlanetMountain.com, Ondra said about his 5.15d project, “Well some of the holds are in cracks, but it definitely isn’t somewhere where you can hand jam. I’ve worked really hard on my finger locking skills, all the cracks are really flared and what you need above all is immense core power. Are you wondering if someone who’s a crack climbing master can do it easily? That’s very unlikely.”