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Adam Ondra Continues With Another New 5.15

Adam Ondra wrapped up his trip in Bosnia with the first ascent of a new 5.15a/b, which he calls one of his best first ascents ever and named High Line.

The hard line is at Banja Luka and took Ondra two days to bolt and project. It climbs a near-vertical line with technical moves.

“Lower part is slightly overhanging featuring big moves on pockets,” said Ondra who has climbed over 60 routes 5.15a or harder.

“The crux is in the middle where wall turns into vertical (pictured), and then neverending technical difficuties all the way to the anchor in vertical or slightly slabby wall.”

Ondra has been in Bosnia since the Innsbruck World Championships for the Chill and Drill Climbing Festival.

While in Bosnia, Ondra also made the first ascent of Interklemezzo 5.14d, which was the hardest route in the country until High Line.

Ondra also made the second free ascent of Spomin, an old aid route in Anica Kuk in Paklenica, which was freed by Luka Kranjc.

The nine-pitch route goes at 5.14b with a number of hard 5.13 pitches. “The route is massive, steep and absolutely enjoyable to climb,” said Ondra. “Very happy to have done this beast onsight yesterday.”