What do you do when the crack doesn't start until 12 feet up, the wall is blank, and the local ethic forbids bolts? Get a little help from your friends! Always good to have a shoulder to lean - er, stand - on.
[Turn on English Subtitles!] Sean Villanueva climbs in Adršpach, in the Czech Republic, where climbing is a whole different world: Human stacks are allowed, knotted slings are the only form of traditional protection permitted (no metal gear!), chalk is forbidden, and there's lots of exposure!
Stráník made the first ascent of Liquid Luck (8C/V15) and Ondra made the repeat less than three days later.
Silence, Adam Ondra’s film about the hardest route in the world, has its world premiere on February 23 in Riva del Garda, Italy, and you can livestream the event—including the film itself—right here!
Watch Adam Ondra make the first ascent of the Vrtule, the second-hardest boulder problem he has ever established.