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Watch Adam Ondra on Italy’s Hardest Rock Climb

"A project bolted by Alfredo Weber, where I found an alternative natural start and added a few more bolts this autumn, was an obvious challenge"

Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Wonderland 5.15b/c at Terra Promessa, Italy, in March. It was his second new 5.15b or harder route of the year.

He said, “Regarding the grade, I believe it could be the hardest route in Arco at the moment.” Ondra, along with Stefano Ghisolfi and Jacob Schubert, had been projecting the Excalibur project, which they all say will be 5.15+.

In April, Ondra sent Bomba 5.15b in Arco for his 25th rock climb between 5.15b and 5.15d. He said the route took him five days and that he was hoping it would be 5.15c, but has settled on a hard 5.15b.

On Sept. 3, 2017, after four years of projecting and training, Ondra climbed Silence in the Hanshelleren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. Silence was the world’s first-ever route to have a proposed grade 5.15d. On Feb. 10, 2018, he made the world’s first-ever flash of a confirmed 5.15a with his ascent of Super Crackinette in Saint-Léger du Ventoux, France. Ondra was recently picked up by Mammut, which you can read more about here.

Adam Ondra’s 26 Hardest Climbs

Silence 5.15d
Vasil Vasil 5.15c
La Dura Dura 5.15c
Change 5.15c
Wonderland 5.15b/c
The Lonely Mountain 5.15b
Taurus 5.15b
Erebor 5.15b
Neanderthal 5.15b
Disbelief 5.15b 🍁
Eagle-4 5.15b
One Slap 5.15b
Move Hard 5.15b
Queen Line 5.15b
Mamichula 5.15b
Robin Ud 5.15b
Stoking the Fire 5.15b
C.R.S. 5.15b
First Round, First Minute 5.15b
Move 5.15b
Iron Curtain 5.15b
Fight or Flight 5.15b
La Planta de Shiva 5.15b
Chaxi Raxi 5.15b
Golpe de Estado 5.15b
Bomba 5.15b

Wonderland 5.15b/c