Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Good Wednesday Folks! Hope all is well in your corner of the globe and hope you get out and drink a little sourmash tonight. Whiskey Wednesday toasts are reserved for special people and special groups of people. These folks may have achieved something extraordinary, survived something harrowing, look good, or just did something stinking cool. This week's toast is no exception. Even though the recipient of this weeks toast won't be able to legally consume adult beverages for another 6 years, we will raise our glasses anyhow.
Adam Ondra, the Czech wiz kid, wasn't even born yet when the groundbreaking Action Directe (9a or 14d) was established by the late great Wolfgang Gullich. However, this little Eastern Bloc Gromette has once again wondered us with unsightly feats of awesomeness! To date, Ondra has climbed 9 routes 14d or HARDER!!! Oh yeah, he's 15. Now I know what most of you are saying, 'oh he won't be pulling that hard when he grows up and puts weight on.' Well, whether he does or doesn't, this kid is badass right now, just to have the technical prowess to climb a route like Action is amazing. Plus, that's what everyone said about Sharma when he did Necessary Evil at 16, I think Chris is still doing pretty well in his man-body. Here's to another Adam, one that can actually crush. Cheers Czech phenom boy, can't wait to see what your future holds.
Photo courtesy of Czechclimbing.com
Peep the Vid of AO sending Action Directe on Euroclimbing.com
Posted by Bronco at 8:38 AM