Adam Ondra Climbs 5.15c in Norway

10/4/12 - Adam Ondra has completed his project called Change in Flatanger, Norway, and has given it a grade of 9b+, or 5.15c. Ondra began working on the 55-meter route this summer. The climb links a 20-meter 9a+/9b route into a 30-meter 9a, with a marginal rest between the two.

Click here to see video of Ondra working on the first part of the route this summer.

Date of Ascent: October 4, 2012




Previous Comments

The picture shows him doing the start if the crux btw

Shahs - 06/11/2013 9:46:18

so is the hardest move on it at 5.15c or is it 5.15c because it is a link up because last time i checked you grade a rout by the hardest move

alec - 01/21/2013 8:12:05

Can't wait to see how Sharma responds to this. The world's first 5.15d?

Mike Fitzgerald - 10/05/2012 9:58:49

Fantastic climb by Ondra! Babaji, do check out the link that doug posted on Akira - I think it should change your opinion on Rouhling, Akira, etc. Definitely a must-read.

Johnny - 10/05/2012 9:44:55

Fantastic climb by AO, looking forward to the video! Re the perennial Akira debate, see here for interesting background.

doug - 10/04/2012 4:53:24

Akira allegedly has a chipped hold. And maybe some holds that where filled in by Fred to make it harder. Not to mention a lot of people say Fred never even climbed it himself anyways. Bottom line is that it isn't an all natural route. There for most climbers will never care to climb it. Akira is a climb that may as well not exist. Besides Fred proposed 5.15b for that route. Not 5.15c.

Babaji - 10/04/2012 3:56:01

Akira, an unrepeated cave traverse climbed by Fred Rouhling in France in 1995, was graded 9b (5.15b).

Climbing Edit - 10/04/2012 3:52:06

Way to go lad! What's Akira?

me - 10/04/2012 12:15:11

Has Akira been totally forgotten?

Ws - 10/04/2012 11:16:57

Holy Sh!* evolution continues.....without me

GBW - 10/04/2012 9:19:04