Watch Adam Ondra Put Up Italy’s Hardest Sport Climb

If anyone has the qualifications to call a route the toughest in its category, it’s the world’s most accomplished climber.

Adam Ondra can’t stop, won’t stop. Still a couple of years shy of his 30th birthday, the Czech crusher has sent more 5.15+ sport climbs than any of his contemporaries by orders of magnitude. In so doing, Ondra has single-handedly redefined our notion of what’s possible.

This March, he bagged the first ascent of Italy’s hardest rock climb, “Wonderland,” 5.15b/c, and proclaimed it one of his “proudest first ascents.”

This brief documentary from Mammut follows Ondra as he projects the prize line. So, kick back and press play — beta burns, broken holds, some rebolting, one very fussy tufa, and a historic redpoint await.

Runtime: 21 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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