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Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana, Spain
Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana, Spain
Photo by Bernardo Gimenez
Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana, Spain
Adam Ondra onsighting Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana, Spain
Photo by Bernardo Gimenez

Adam Ondra, Mind Control at Oliana

06.04.2011 by Planetmountain

The video of Adam Ondra on-sighting Mind Control 8c+ at Oliana, Spain

If by any chance you want to save the route for the on-sight, don't watch this video. Otherwise we recommend you sit back for 12 minutes, grab some popcorn and enjoy the film shot by Spanish photographer Bernardo Gimenez who documented Adam Ondra's on-sight of Mind Control 8c+ at Oliana.

The ascent dates back to 20 March during a blazing fortnight which saw the 18-year-old from the Czech Republic culminate his trip with the first free ascent of a 9b and another 8c+ on-sight on the very same day at this Spanish crag.

The secret to his success? Adam attempts to explain his on-sight approach "I just try to climb as efficiently as possible, in just the same way as if I was redpointing, doing no mistakes, making quick decisions. And if you're lucky enough, and your decisions are right, then it's almost the same as redpointing, no?!"

Adam Ondra onsights Mind Control (8c+), Oliana, Spain


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