Adam Ondra had climbed his third 5.15c, by making the first ascent of Vasil Vasil, at the Czech Republic crag of Sloup.
"It is definitely not a mega line ... it is painful, short and in a dirty place," commented Ondra on his 8a.nu scorecard. "But it was there, I bolted it five years ago and I couldn't leave it unclimbed."
Giving it a two stars on 8a, Ondra commented further that the route is basically a one move wonder. But the single move is at least V13 according to Ondra. And this move is right in the middle of a V14 boulder problem that is stacked on top of a "burly" 5.13d!
Of the send, Ondra wrote on 8a: "Very frustrating process of making no progression for long days, but when it finally happened, on a super cold sticky day, it felt like nothing."
Vasil Vasil is Ondra's third 5.15c, which coincidentally are all first ascents. His first route of the grade is Change, which he bolted in the Hanshelleren Cave of Flatanger, Norway and completed in 2012. Next, Ondra made the momentous ascent of La Dura Dura in Oliana, Spain, in February 2013.
Only one of Ondra's 5.15c routes has been repeated. In March 2013, Chris Sharma--who bolted La Dura Dura-- claimed the second ascent and confirmed the route's difficulty.
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