Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Eagle 4 at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France earlier this year and graded it 5.15b.
Like on many of his hardest routes, Ondra makes a number of ACL-blowing drop knees, displaying his incredible flexibility while pushing hard through his legs to take enough weight off his arms so he can move them up.
“Today, it was dry, I felt strong, made through the hard part and fell five metres from the anchor from totally easy terrain,” said Ondra after his send. “Luckily, I could do it even second time in the late afternoon.”
Eagle 4 – 9b FA St Leger, France Interesting process of working this route. I got really close on my second day of trying, when only foothold break stopped me from sending. Then, I tried maybe 5 days more, but it was never completely dry. Today, it was dry, I felt strong, made through the hard part and fell 5m from the anchor from totally easy terrain. Luckily, I could do it even second time in the late afternoon. @blackdiamond @montura_official @lasportivagram @mytendon Pic by @bernardo_gimenez