5.14d First Ascents for Ondra and Sharma

posted by dpm on 10/15/2012

Adam Ondra recently attended the San Vito climbing festival on the Italian island of Sicily. In just two days, he was able to bolt and send the region's hardest pitch, a so-far unnamed 5.14d. Click the image below to watch video of Ondra on the first ascent.

Watch for the cool sequence at 1:25 where Adam misses the hold and recovers. Click the image for video.

Daila Ojeda reports on her blog that Chris Sharma ticked another hard first ascent in Margalef, Spain. She writes: "Some days before Chris climbed La Tierra Negra 9a/+ (his last route bolted in Margalef,Sector La Catedral) and La nevera Severa 8c+/9a in the same sector."

Chris Sharma in La Catedral sector of Margalef. Photo: Boone Speed/Daila's blog