Adam Ondra Climbs A Giant Sinkhole

After a few photos teasing this epic send, Adam Ondra provides the play-by-play cave climbing documentary we all wanted to see.

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The premise of Ondra’s latest adventure has all the makings of a great story.

It involves a 500-foot cave in his native Czech Republic called the “Macocha Abyss” that offers the longest and steepest wall in the country.

Czech aid climbers pioneered the climb in the 1990s using typewriter components for protection. Then modern sport climbers spent a few years trying to free it — but the freezing cold, wet rock, and elite-level climbing proved too much.

And oh yeah, the government allows just five days of the year for climbing.

“So it must be somebody who’s able to climb 8b, 8b+ in sub-zero temperatures very quickly,” cave veteran Dusan Janek says in the vid.

Cue the Enrico Morricone music and cut to Ondra, who spends the rest of this stellar documentary cruising up what appears to be very challenging climbing.

“In the context of him being one of the best climbers in the world, I believed he would send it,” Janek says. “However, it took my breath away how quickly and easily he did it.”

Climbing nerds, take note: This one’s worth watching.

Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is also a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Medellin, Colombia. When he’s not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he’s hanging out with his dog Campana.