Ondra Flashes V14 Boulder Problem

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Ondra at Melloblocco 2009 in Val di Mello, Italy. Photo by Claudio Piscina and Diego Neonati / PlanetMountain.com

Ondra at Melloblocco 2009 in Val di Mello, Italy. Photo by Claudio Piscina and Diego Neonati / PlanetMountain.com

News Link: According to a Czech filmmaker working on a movie about Adam Ondra, the young climber has flashed Dave Graham’s problem Confessions (8B+/V14) at Cresciano, Switzerland. Graham climbed the roof-arête in 2005, and several climbers have repeated it, including Daniel Woods. This is possibly the first flash of a solid V14 problem.

UPDATE: According to Ondra, Confessions shouldn't be called "solid 8B+" or V14. Ondra wrote at his 8a.nu account, "Well, 8B+ flash sounds amazing but I can't put as 8B+, it was all too simple compared to The Dagger or La Proue. I just gave it a go without expecting anything and suddenly I was on the top and did not find it very hard. But I do not say it can't be 8B+, it might have been pretty much my style or I don't know. To flash The Vice was much more difficult for me."

In July, Ondra flashed two problems in South Africa given 8B (V13): The Vice and Armed Response. He also just repeated The Dagger (8B+) and Dreamtime (8B+) at Cresciano.

Read more and see a photo of the problem at the Lowdown.

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