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Ondra Climbs Third 5.15c

Adam Ondra had climbed his third 5.15c, by making the first ascent of Vasil Vasil, at the Czech Republic crag of Sloup.

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Adam Ondra on the cover of the current issue of <em>Rock and Ice</em>. Don&#39;s miss today&#39;s online bonus feature which is an exclusive <em>Rock and Ice</em> article from the current issue featuring the inside scoop on what makes Ondra tick.” />Adam Ondra had climbed his third 5.15c, by making the first ascent of <em>Vasil Vasil</em>, at the Czech Republic crag of Sloup.</p>
<p>“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.”</p>
<p>Giving it a two stars on 8a, Ondra commented further that the route is basically a one move wonder. But <em>the</em> single move is at least V13 according to Ondra. <em>And</em> this move is right in the middle of a V14 boulder problem that is stacked on top of a “burly” 5.13d! </p>
<p>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.”</p>
<p><span><em>Vasil Vasil</em> is Ondra’s third 5.15c, which coincidentally are all first ascents. His first route of the grade is <em>Change</em>, which he bolted in the Hanshelleren Cave of Flatanger, Norway and completed in 2012. Next, Ondra made the momentous ascent of <em>La Dura Dura</em> in Oliana, Spain, in February 2013. </span></p>
<p><span>Only one of Ondra’s 5.15c routes has been repeated. In March 2013, Chris Sharma–who bolted <em>La Dura Dura</em>— claimed the second ascent and confirmed the route’s difficulty.</span></p>
<p><span>To learn more about Ondra’s process while bolting route, his training and more … click <a href=HERE to read an exclusive Rock and Ice article which is featured in the current issue.