Adam Ondra opens Climb Free, first 9a of Israel

East trip with Ofer Blutrich

05 December 2017
Adam Ondra opens Climb Free, first 9a of Israel

Great trip in Israel for champion Adam Ondra that not only did his umpteenth 9a but did the first one of this country, historically with no sport climbing tradition.

“Israel trip was a blast! Besides sightseeing and tasting one of the best food I have ever had, we climbed a lot in Israeli's hardest crag Nezer Cave. This cave is normally closed for climbing between November and March, for no obvious reason. We were lucky enough to get special permit for our trip thanks to @oferblutrich. This picture is Israeli’s first 9a called Climb Free that I made the first ascent of. Israeli climbing is very small and it is facing very little comprehension from the rangers of natural reserves and local authorities. Hopefully, this trip will contribute to cooperation and opening more crags from the untapped potential this country has to offer.”

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