Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Robin Ud 5.15b, his 15th of the grade or harder, and onsighted a 5.14c called C’est la vie, his 21st onsight of 5.14c or harder, at Alternativna stena in Slovakia a few weeks ago. This is his 15th 5.15b or harder and his 121st route 5.14d or harder according to 8a.nu. The day before his new 5.15b, he sent Jungfrau Marathon 5.14d in Gimmelwald. Ondra needed five days to send Robin Ud. Watch Ondra project Robin Ud in the clip below, click to play.
Ondra is currently in Yosemite taking a few rest days before attempting The Nose. During his first week in the valley, he made it to pitch 16 of the Dawn Wall 5.14d, sending some pitches and aiding others.
@blackdiamond athlete @kjorgeson giving me the jugging up master class the other day and as well as beta for the pitches. The third day up on the Dawn Wall I fixed the lines almost to the top of pitch 16 (dyno pitch). I checked the moves on the crux pitches and it looked definitely hard. Beautiful, HARD, intimidating and motivating project. @tommycaldwell was a huge visionary to see this line in the middle of the blank wall. @blackdiamond @mytendon #Montura @lasportivagram @gardatrentino #yosemite #elcapitan #dawnwall Photo by @pavelblazek