Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Strong Words Week 7: A controversial "First Ascent" of the world's hardest route

Adam Ondra, a 19-year old Czech rock climber, is the first person to complete a route at the rating of 5.15c. The route is in the Flatanger Cave in Norway and consists of two pitches, one rated 5.15b and the other a 5.14d.

The send has been facing criticism on rock climbing websites and message boards, saying that the route isn't truly a route as it is just one line connected to another, not a completely new route.


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