Adam Ondra traveled to Kentucky's Red River Gorge in late October 2012, and 10 days later he had blazed through the area's hardest routes, including onsighting two of the Red's hardest, Pure Imagination and The Golden Ticket, in the same day. Both routes were originally rated 5.14d, but Ondra, after onsighting them within an hour of each other, suggested they be downgraded to 5.14c.


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I can only dream of climbing a 14.c as I just don't have the time to train to be such a climber. Just sending a 14.c in its self is an accomplishment. However, I think it is kinda cheating on a onsight if all the holds are chalked up. It kinda defeats the purpose. Yes? no? anyone else agree?

DAlton - 12/17/2012 4:11:18

Amazing send! Did anyone else notice the terrible belay? Why bother clipping if your belayer is going to let you deck anytime before the third bolt?

Mark - 11/26/2012 10:09:28

Prehung dab.

sirpwnsalot - 11/21/2012 7:29:46