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Adam Ondra Makes First Ascents in Slovakia

He FA'd two 5.14c routes and flashed a 5.14a in a single session yesterday

Yesterday, Adam Ondra spent the day making first ascents in Slovakia at the steep Velká Pec crag in the Male Karpaty range. He just announced that he sent a short, bouldery open project named Haremyeb 5.14c (8c+) on the left side of the cave.

“The rock is really good,” he said via Instagram. “It feels almost like sandstone. At first, I envisioned this blind dyno into a three-finger pocket behind the lip of the roof, but after 6 unsuccessful tries, always frustratingly missing the pocket, I opted for a very technical kneebar with a left-toe hook, pinching the hell out of this lip of the roof. This route has one chipped hold, and it will probably be possible to do it without this hold.”

According to his 8a.nu profile, he also made the first ascent of Tadej Slabe 5.14c.”Chipped roof, old abandoned project, brutal power endurance climbing with poor footholds” is he how he described the route on his profile. He also made an impressive flash of Anacunda, upgrading the route from 5.13d to 5.14a.

You can watch Ondra’s first ascent of Haremyeb 5.14c in the Instagram video below