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FFA of Tough Enough and Mora Mora

October 16, 2010

Adam Ondra left to  Madagascar after the World Cup in Puurs, Belgium and , as usual, said nothing about his plans. Yesterday, the news about  his absolutely extraordinary achievements, probably the most important in all of 2010.

We come to the facts: Sept. 30th Ondra carries out all the pitches of Tough Enough, on the east wall of the Karambony in Tsaranoro Valley. He climbs all the pitches flash (Adam had seen the film by Laurent Triay), including two of 8b+ "The frigo" and "Gecko".

On Oct 4th, Adam frees the “original” Tough Enough ,climbing the  "Chameleon" established by the openers of the route, slightly harder than the one created during the expedition by Arnaud Petit, difficulty that Adam suggests of 8c. He also manages the one day free ascent of the whole route

On Oct 10th, made the first of redpoint "Mora Mora", also in one day, 700 meters, 13 pitches, as follows: 6a, 6b, 7b, 7b, 7b, 7c / 8a, 8b / 8c, 6c, 7a, 7c , 7b, 4.

Tough Enough was opened in 2005 by Daniel Gebel and Ari Steinel, two talented German climbers. In 2007, after a heavy work, were freed five of the ten pitches by a team composed among others by John Quirici, François Legrand and Greg Sobczak.

In 2008, Arnaud Petit, Stephanie Bodet, Laurent Triay and Sylvain Millet, bolted a new variant on the eighth pitch (Chameleon) and freed all the pitches but did not link them. Last year the excellent performance of  Yann Ghesquier with the onsight of Hercule (L10)8b Endurance Corner (L5) 8a+ and  Gecko 8b+, but a broken finger prevented him from going over this exploit.

Tough Enough is one of the world's toughest big walls of the worlds and Adam is not yet 18…

Source:  novebi  Kairn

Ph Laurent Triay  

Laurent Triay is the author of a film on Tough Enough, the trailer here



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