Adam Ondra has graduated from university and is on his way to Yosemite to attempt, among other big routes, the 1,000-metre Dawn Wall 5.14. Ondra, one of the world’s top climbers, has never been to Yosemite and when asked by Black Diamond if he will walk away with a send of Dawn Wall, said, “I don’t want to be too ambitious since I’ve never been to Yosemite. I just want to try it. For me Yosemite is the only crag of historical importance where I haven’t been.
“That’s why I want to go there, and besides that, it looks so cool. Yosemite is radically different than anywhere else I’ve ever been and that’s why I want to go there. And if I was a little piece of the history, that would be cool, but let’s see.” Watch Tommy Caldwell on Dawn Wall below.
Ondra said he will be climbing The Nose 5.14 with his dad and The Salathe 5.13 with friends from home. He will be in Yosemite for over a month and the second free ascent of the Dawn Wall would be a big send. Click to post below to watch Ondra add a sit start to Jack’s Corner V12 and stay tuned for more.
Great time in Salt Lake City, en route to Yosemite, visiting @blackdiamond HQ and had a great in Little Cottonwood. Highlight of the day was adding sitstart to legendary Boone Speed's problem Jack's Corner V12 (8A+). I found some pretty good beta on the stand (ie. almost full split) and added sitstart which might not be that obvious but is super fun! Great training of thumbcatches and corner stemming for Yosemite. Probably V13 (8B?). @blackdiamond #littlecottonwood #bouldering #slc #tryinghard