Adam Ondra claims first ascent of 5.15b

posted by dpm on 02/18/2011

 

Adam Ondra has completed La Capella (5.15b) in Siurana, Spain.  Unlike most 5.15 routes, La Capella is fairly short, about 45 feet, with most of the hard climbing coming in a four bolt section.  The website 9b gave a breakdown of the route, describing it in four sections:  A V7/8 boulder problem followed by a V12/13, another V12/13, then a final 20 foot section of 5.13a with no good rests between the hard boulder problems.  La Capella is certainly one of the hardest ‘short’ routes in the world.

 

La Capella (5.15b)  Photo: screen image from video

 

Photos of the route can be seen at 9b. 

 

Video of Ondra working the line can be seen in the opening segment of this clip….

 

Photo: Screen image from Video