11-year-old climbs 5.14


The 11-year-old Czech wonder boy Adam Ondra has redpointed Baby Basher (10+/5.14a) at Kochel, the fingery limestone area south of Munich, Germany. Ondra is thought to be the youngest ever to climb this grade, and he may climb even harder very soon. The young Czech already has onsighted five 5.13c climbs — if you accept the conventional wisdom that climbers usually can redpoint three to four letter grades harder than they can onsight, Ondra should be capable of climbing 5.14b before he turns 12.