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Interview: Adam Ondra About Onsighting La Cabane au Canada (5.14d)

Recently, Adam Ondra became the second ever to onsight a 9a (5.14d). The route was La Cabane au Canada at Rawyl, Switzerland. Here is the Cabane au Canada interview.

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Adam Ondra with <em>Cabane au Canada</em> (5.14d) in the background. Photo by Inka Matouskova” />Recently, Adam Ondra became the second ever to onsight a 9a (5.14d). The route was <em>La Cabane au Canada</em> at Rawyl, Switzerland.</p>
<p>I had a chat with him at the trade show at Friedrichshafen, and it was very obvious he was really happy to finally have reached his goal of onsighting 9a. <span>In less than a week, he will head up to Flatanger to start working the various projects he bolted there earlier this year. The plan is to stay for a month, but as he has got two months off, that could very well change. </span><span>This autumn, he starts studying economics, which means he will have less time to travel. Instead, he will be focusing on competitions again.</span></p>
<p><span>Here is the <em>Cabane au Canada</em> interview. The questions are by Pierre Délas/Kairn, as we had both sent similar questions.</span></p>
<p><span><strong>9a [5.14d] onsight was one of your goals these last years. A big achievement?</strong></p>
<p>It is definitely something very big for me. I always had it in my mind, and I was never really sure whether I was capable of doing it yet. 10 years ago, I wanted to believe that something like that would be possible, but it still felt something out of reach, something completely surreal. Now, after 10 years of hard work, it came true, but it still feels surreal.</p>
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