Adam Ondra is having a great year. In addition to onsighting 5.14d, twice in 2014, he’s redpointed Realization 5.15a and won both the bouldering and lead climbing World Championships.
Never before has anyone won championships in both disciplines in the same year, and no one has imagined doing so while performing outdoors at the highest levels. The unprecedented achievements have left commentators grasping for suitable comparisons. There are none.
In this profile of the master of rock and plastic, filmmaker Bernardo Gimenez follows Ondra from high point to high point, taking in the redpoint of Realization, the first ascent of Ira 5.14d in Spain, and his championship performances.