Watch Adam Ondra establish El Potro 9a at Margalef
Climbing video: Adam Ondra making the first ascent of El Potro, a short and intense 9a sport climb at Margalef in Spain.
Despite his best efforts, at the end of 2020 Adam Ondra was unable to repeat the 9b+ Perfecto Mundo at Margalef in Spain. During a few days of "rest" away from his main project, the Czech climber managed to send some other lines, including the first free ascent of El Potro at El Laboratori. Bolted by Dani Andrada, the line shares the same start as Chris Sharma's 9b First Round First Minute, which Ondra had repeated in 2014, but then continues direct to the top of the crag. Ondra reveals how.
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