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The toughest route stays the groundbreaking ‘Silence’ (9c/5.15d), a Norway route from 2017. This time, the robust ship is in his native Czech Republic.
Adam Ondra, extensively thought to be the world’s biggest technical rock climber, introduced the “second hardest route of my life” on Sunday.
Rated 9b+ (5.15c), Ondra established the road on the Moravian Karst crag within the southern Czech Republic. He named the route “Zvěřinec” (that’s menagerie in English), he wrote on Instagram.
It’s an extension of a route Ondra despatched again in 2011 referred to as “Perlodka,” or Pearl Oyster, a 5.15a he despatched after “a number of days of effort.” That route had a “very unbelievable crux,” reachy strikes, and a slopey overhang. He now thinks the road is tougher than he initially thought — extra seemingly a 5.15b.
With “Zveřinec,” Ondra added one other climbing part to that route. It shares the identical crux however with a special begin.
He struggled for two weeks ready for excellent climate circumstances, which he lastly received over the weekend.
“With excellent warmup at my dwelling wall, I may struggle the chilly temperature of the air and the benefit of the very best friction,” he wrote.
If you need a video of Ondra’s newest elite-level climb, control his YouTube channel. The Czech climber mentioned he’ll have a video of the ship popping out subsequent yr. To get a really feel for Czech limestone within the meantime, watch him right here on “Kout Pikle” (9a+) earlier this yr.