Adam Ondra Throwing Down on Dawn Wall

Ondra began his climb of the Dawn Wall last Monday – October 17 – and has been making steady progress up the face ever since. On his first day out, he managed to knock off seven quick pitches as he rapidly ascended the route, which falls along the southeast face of El Capitan, quite possibly the most famous rock climbing spot in the entire world.

If any climber out there could throw down on this it'd be Ondra (or Sharma). If I was to pit the two against each other on who would finish it first I'd lean towards Ondra...the energy that comes with youth goes a long way on those grueling big walls.

Dawn Wall Update: Adam Ondra Making Steady Progress on the Toughest Climb in the World

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