Friday Inspiration – Skinny Dude Climbing v16

Speaking of skinny dudes, check out this amazing video of Adam Ondra* climbing two different V16 routes:

For those keeping track at home, Ondra is 5′ 11″, weighs a whooping 128 pounds and is all of twenty years old.  As is obvious from this video, he is among the best climbers in the world.  What he is does shares about as much similarity with what I do as playoff baseball shares with a summer softball league.*  These routes are all but impossible for mere mortals.  Look at the holds on the second problem,  Gioia, they’re like razor blades.

Insane, but inspiring.

To see someone as good as Ondra struggle and fight to send a problem shows us that no matter how good you get, it never gets easy.  I’ll keep that, and Ondra’s tenacity, in mind when I’m working the v3s this weekend.

*Go Dodgers!

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