Posted by: bluesyemre | July 5, 2021

Climbing ropeless

“Flashing” a climb means doing it bottom to top, with no falls, on your first try. Adam Ondra, the best sport climber in the world, set himself an impossible-seeming goal of becoming the first person to flash a route rated 9a+ (5.15a). There were only a few climbs of the grade on the planet that he hadn’t yet done or tried. He strategized for years, failed on several of them, and then in 2018 he finally succeeded, sending Alex Megos’ route Supercrackinette, in St Leger, France. Luckily our team was there to capture this rare moment. The full documentary, “Age of Ondra,” about Adam’s climbing career and his epic mission to flash 9a+, is featured in Reel Rock 13. Check it out here: https://reelrocktour.com/collections/… Be sure to subscribe to Adam’s Youtube Channel, @Adam Ondra for more great videos from his continuing adventures.

One of the most beautiful and outrageous rock climbs ever filmed. Chris Sharma envisioned a line up the underside of this free-standing limestone arch off the coast of Mallorca. Climbing ropeless above the Mediterranean Sea, Sharma spent months attempting the seven foot dyno, splashing down at least 50 times before finally sticking it, then falling many more times at the even harder lip of the arch. He finally made the first ascent of this masterpiece in September, 2006. This is a remastered cut of the send, adapted from the original sequence in our feature documentary King Lines, available here: https://reelrocktour.com/collections/…. Es Pontás (The Bridge) is unrated, but considered one of the hardest climbs in the world. It was unrepeated for a decade, and even today has only been done by two other climbers. This piece is dedicated to the late Miquel Riera, the godfather of Mallorcan Psicobloc (deep water soloing) who introduced us all to the fantastic sea cliffs here, loved sharing the beauty of his island, and even pointed Chris to Es Pontas, the ultimate “King Line.”

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