Adam Ondra Sends The Dawn Wall

Remember that time Adam Ondra  sent the Dawn Wall?  Let us refresh your memory…Yesterday, Adam Ondra sent the Dawn Wall.  Here’s what he said during one of the 32 pitches:

“Hats off to Tommy and Kevin, who believed that the whole climb was possible before they free climbed. Without having the beta, some of the sections look just impossible. I have the advantage that I know that the climb is possible and that helps me to keep the faith that I might be able to do it as well. I am humbled and impressed by what Tommy and Kevin did!”

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were the first in the world to make the free ascent of the big wall, from December 2014 – January 2015.  Twenty-three year-old Ondra was moved by their groundbreaking history, along with the rest of the world that watched.  Now, again, this sport is taken to the next level.  The evolution of climbing, inspired by visionaries before, continues…

 

Read an excellent article,  written by Hayden Carpenter, complete with the list of pitches and pictures for Rock and Ice Magazine.  

 

Feature photo: taken by Heinz Zak

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