Rock Climbing Phenom Nabs Hardest Route

The Czech climb­ing prodi­gy Adam Ondra just claimed one of sport climbing’s most dif­fi­cult ascents.  The La Dura Dura route in Oliana, Spain has elud­ed climbers for years, but Ondra claimed the 165-foot 5.15c pitch.

The biggest name in climb­ing, Chris Shar­ma, bolt­ed the route and had been work­ing on the project for over a year. But the lanky, light, and quick spi­der­mon­key style of Ondra was espe­cial­ly suit­ed to what’s been dubbed as the hard­est sport climb in the world.

This incred­i­ble accom­plish­ment by the 20-year old climber cat­a­pults him into the rock star realm of climbers.

Ondra is known for the emo­tion­al inten­si­ty that he brings to his climbs, and as the video cap­tures, he’s also gained a rep­u­ta­tion for his loud, grunt­ing style.