Watch Adam Ondra Make the First Ascent of Ledoborec (V16)

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According to another recent video, Adam Ondra had largely neglected bouldering outside of training in recent years. And yet, since the end of lockdown in Czechia he’s already established two 8C+ (V16) problems. This latest line is called Ledoborec, which translates to “icebreaker.” Ondra doesn’t provide a glowing description. “Maybe not the best line, but it’s hard,” he says.

Ondra writes: “Besides training for my long-term competition fitness, I took advantage of good conditions in spring in Moravian Karst to have a few projects. Besides Brutal Rider 8C+, there was one more 8C+ project which is not a project anymore. I know it is just a linkup, not necessarily the best line, but I felt I had to do it. The idea of linking those 28 moves, consistently intense, felt almost impossible, but there was one trick that made it possible: a kneebar, that looked impossible to release the hands at first, but everything is trainable.”

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