Video: Adam Ondra Climbing Chaxi Raxi


The intro is a little long, but this video of Adam Ondra on the first ascent of Chaxi Raxi (5.15b) is worth a look. Ondra sent the project–a 160-foot line bolted by Chris Sharma in Oliana–late last month. He called it “probably my hardest route I have ever done” and speculated that the line would be “undoubtedly 5.15c” if it weren't for a rest after the first crux.

Ondra had another success earlier this week when he repeated Steve McClure's route Overshadow (5.15a) in Malham, England. The route is Ondra's seventh 5.15 this year.

Adam Roy