Ondra Goes on Another Sending Spree in Arco

Sending a 9a (5.14d), 9a+/b (5.15a/b) and 9b (5.15b) within a couple of days would be a lifetime achievement for virtually any climber; for Adam Ondra, it’s just business as usual.

During the past few days at Laghel, near Arco, Italy, the 24-year-old Czech climber made the first repeat of the Italian Stefano Ghisolfi’s One Punch, which Ghisolfi originally graded 9a+ but which Ondra thinks deserves 9a+/b; established One Slap, a direct-start variation to One Punch that Ondra graded 9b; and made a cheeky first ascent of a burly, two-bolt 9a that is still awaiting a name.

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