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Adam Ondra attempting his Exchange Project, a possible 9b+ at Flatanger, Hanshellern, Norway (09/2017)
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Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Move 9b/+ at the Hanshelleren cave in Flatanger, Norway (08/2013)
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Adam Ondra, new climbing projects after Silence at Flatanger

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After having freed the world’s first 9c, Adam Ondra has discovered two new projects at Flatanger in Norway which could be as difficult as 9b+.

Adam Ondra wouldn’t be Ondra if he rested on his laurels. After his mid-September first ascent of Silence, the first 9c sport climb in the world, the 24-year old Czech climber continued climbing incessantly in the superb Flatanger cave in Norway. The result is two new 9b+ projects and the first ascent of a 9a+.

The 9a+ is the second pitch of Thor's Hammer, the mammoth line bolted by Magnus Midtboe six years ago and freed up to the first anchor by Ondra in 2012. The big project now is to link these two pitches. In practice, a 50 meter 9a is followed by these 30 new meters graded 9a+, which produce an 80-meter marathon through the huge underbelly of the granite cave. Boasting tricky and reachy moves, Ondra estimates this upside down journey somewhere in the region of 9b+, but as he states he "had no more time and endurance" to redpoint the outing during this trip.

The second project that Ondra attempted during the last few days is called Exchange project and this, too, may be in the 9b+ region. With the end of summer in sight Ondra has now left what is very much "his" cave, but there are another two first ascents to his name that certainly deserve attention: the 9a Flammen Inuti and the first ascent of Move Hard which links the main crux of Move with the second crux of Silence. Ondra redpointed this line in July and incredibly, despite the whopping 9b grade, almost flew under the radar.

Flatanger top climbs - all f.a. Adam Ondra
9c Silence, 2017
9b+ Change, 2012
9b Move Hard, 2017
9b Move, 2013
9b Iron Curtain, 2013
9a+ 120 Degrees, 2016
9a+ Kangaroo’s Limb, 2013
9a+ Thor’s Hammer, 2012

ADAM ONDRA 9b and 9b+

03/2010 Golpe de Estado, Siurana, Spain, repeat
02/2011 La Capella, Siurana, Spain. 9b, first ascent
03/2011 Chaxi Raxi, Oliana, Spain. 9b, first ascent
04/2011 Chilam Balam, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain. 9b, repeat
04/2011 La Planta de Shiva, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain. 9b, first ascent
10/2012 Change, Flatanger / Hanshallaren, Norway. 9b+, first ascent
02/2013 Fight or Flight, Oliana, Spain. 9b, repeat
02/2013 Dura Dura, Oliana, Spain. 9b+, first ascent
08/2013 Iron Curtain, Flatanger / Hanshallaren, Norway. 9b, first ascent
08/2013 Move, Flatanger / Hanshallaren, Norway. 9b, first ascent
12/2013 Vasil Vasil, Sloup, Czech Republic. 9b+, first ascent
02/2014 First Round First Minute, Margalef, Spain. 9b, repeat
11/2015 C.R.S., Mollans, France. 9b, first ascent
02/2016 Stoking the Fire, Santa Linya, Spain. 9b, repeat
10/2016 Robin Úd 9b, Alternativna stena, Slovakia, first ascent
02/2017 Pachamama, Oliana, Spain. 9b, repeat
02/2017 Mamichula, Oliana, Spain. 9b, first ascent
04/2017 Queen Line, Laghel - Arco, Italy, 9b, first ascent
04/2017 Lapsus, Andonno, Italy, 9b, first repeat
07/2017 Move Hard, Flatanger / Hanshallaren, Norway. 9b, first ascent
09/2017
 Silence, Flatanger / Hanshallaren, Norway. 9c, first ascent

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