Ondra, 12, Climbs 5.14c

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The 12-year-old Czech climber Adam Ondra has redpointed Alien Carnage (8c+/5.14c) at Castillon, France, according to www.nice-climb.com. The young phenom was perhaps overdue: He already has redpointed nearly a dozen 5.14b routes, including a couple done on his second try. Ondra did his first 5.13 routes at age 9 and his first 5.14s at 11.

For a photo of Ondra on the route, see http://nice-climb.com/xtnews/show_news.php?id_news=106.Comment on this story