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Lachat and Ondra between old and new year

05 January 2021
Nice ascents for Cedric Lachat e Adam Ondra between the old and the new year.

Starting from the oldest, Cedric Lachat has climbed Supercrackinette, becoming close to his ten 9a+. The route is very unique, the climb is on crimps for the whole line, without any hard crux. For Cedric, this line is an old project, abandoned and re-discovered in December 2020. Cedric is one of the most complete and influent climber of the last 20 years, reaching goals in all the shades of climbing: competition, sport routes, boulders, multipitch... Supercrackinette, his last 9a+ of 2020, has been climbed flash by the next in the news: Adam Ondra.

After the huge battle on Perfecto Mundo in Spain, Adam has spent some days climbing on “easy” stuff, wit a couple of  8b+ and 8c onsight. The routes are in Grotte de l’Ours, in Calanques. The latest 2020 ascents are Bleau and Les Massey Ferguson, two 8b+ full of history: the last one on the list is the first 8b+ climbed onsight, by the French climber Elie Chevieux back in 1995. The first hard route of 2021 has been D1, graded 8c, climbed onsight like the others. Adam in the strongest onshight climber ever in the story of sport climbing, with almost 100 routes up to 8c climbed in this style, including 3 9as.

From 8a.nu


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