Adam Ondra Leaves Perfecto Mundo 5.15c Without a Send
He spent 44 days at Margalef, with 10 projecting, five going for the redpoint and a lot waiting out weather
Adam Ondra is arguably the world’s best sport climber, but for the past few weeks he’s been struggling to send Alex Megos’s Perfecto Mundo 5.15c in Margalef, Spain.
The top climber has been releasing weekly videos about his attemps, with his most recent being his last of the season. The campus board that he and his team built was donated to the local climber’s campground.
Perfecto Mundo has had three ascents to date, by Megos, Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert. While the steep mono-pockety route is not Ondra’s style, the weather and conditions were far from perfect.
“The conditions have been great for about a week,” said Ondra. “It was cold, dry and windy. Just a perfect scenario for sending. After long weeks of waiting, I was eager to give it a few good tries.”
Ondra, 27, has climbed at least four other 5.15+ routes (Vasil Vasil, La Dura Dura, Change and Silence), but they were all first ascents, he’s never repeated a 5.15+.
World’s Hardest Sport Climbs
Silence 5.15d, FA: Adam Ondra in 2018
Bibliographie 5.15d, FA: Alex Megos in 2020
Change 5.15c, FA: Adam Ondra in 2013 / Repeat: Stefano Ghisolfi in 2020
La Dura Dura 5.15c, FA: Adam Ondra in 2013 / Repeat: Chris Sharma in 2013
Vasil Vasil 5.15c, FA: Adam Ondra in 2017
Perfecto Mundo 5.15c, FA: Alex Megos in 2018 / Repeats: Stefano Ghisolfi in 2019, Jakob Schubert in 2020