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Adam Ondra Onsighting 5.14d in Slovenia

Ondra said he'd climbed most of the routes at the crag and was saving this 5.14d for an onsight attempt

Photo by: Photo by: Petr Chodura

Adam Ondra had a stellar week last fall. After redpointing his second hardest route (5.15c) and bouldering V15/16, he onsighted 5.14d. The route he onsighted is the popular Klemen Bečan route, Water World 9a (5.14d), located in the Osp Cave in Slovenia. On 8a.nu, Ondra suggested that the route is likely lower-end 9a, especially with kneepads, but that that the unobvious nature of the climbing made it a difficult one to onsight.

Water World is not Ondra’s first 5.14d onsight, but it is his first in over eight years. In July 2013, he was the second climber in history to onsight 5.14d with his send of Cabane au Canada in Switzerland. Alex Megos was the first to onsight the grade with Estado Critico in Siurana in March 2013.

Watch as Ondra narrates his most recent 5.14d onsight.

Ondra Onsights 5.14d


Lead photo: Photo by: Petr Chodura