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Adam Ondra flashing the boulder problem Jade 8B+, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
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Adam Ondra flashes 8B+ boulder with Jade at RMNP

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On Sunday 7 June in the Rocky Mountain National Park Adam Ondra flashed the 8B+ boulder problem Jade.

After placing third - behind Nathaniel Coleman and winner Jan Hojer - in the second stage of the Bouldering World Cup in Vail on Saturday, on Sunday Czech climber Adam Ondra visited the Rocky Mountain National Park where he made a remarkable flash ascent of Jade, an 8B+ boulder problem in the Chaos Canyon first climbed by Daniel Woods in 2007 and originally graded 8C.

Ondra’s ascent came after a repeat of the 8B Don't get too greedy earlier that day and is only one of the few 8B+ flashes ever. While Daniel Woods flashed Entlinge in Switzerland’s Murgtal in 2011, Ondra has previously flashed both Confessions (Cresciano, 2009) and Gecko assis (Fontainebleau , 2011), feeling in both cases that the problems were more like 8B instead of the original 8B+.

Ondra’s most difficult boulders so far are the first ascent of Terranova at Moravsky Kras in November 2011 and the first repeat of Gioia at Varazze a month later. Both are graded 8C+ and , as such, are currently the hardest boulder problems in the world.

Check out outstanding footage of the ascent from www.island.io/island/adam-ondra-flashes-in-rmnp


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