Born in the Czech Republic (Brno to be precise) on February 5th 1993, he began climbing at 6 and managed to lead 6a in the same year, then by the age of 8 he had successfully on sighted 7b+. The grades keep going up until he hits fame in the magazines in 2005 at the age of 12 for on sighting 8b. Ondra climbs his first 9a in 2006 and in March 2011 he became the second person ever to on sight 8c+ (Kidetasunaren balio erantsia) just under a month after leading 9b (La Capella) and has since on sighted a further 6 8c+'s. For those of you interested in bouldering he put 2 8c's(V16) under his belt in November 2011 (Big Paw and From Dirt Grow the Flowers).
His competition career has been pretty much the same story of success and he has won a number of events and is the first person to have won both the IFSC Bouldering World Cup and the IFSC Lead World Cup.
If you want a more detailed bio I'd recommend reading his Wikipedia page, his unofficial website or watching the Wizard's Apprentice.
So what makes Adam Ondra so good, that he is almost legendary? Hopefully I can shed some light on it, however most of what Ondra does is specific to a lot of top end climbers...
|Has he been eating his Weetabix?|
N.B. As Stan pointed out to me and I said before going into detail, a lot of what I've said about Ondra applies to a lot of top climbers, he is just a comparable example.
Before I let you return to normal life, for anyone who read my previous post, they'll be glad to know that projecting does work as all my projects went down this Sunday! I took some massive falls and a big swing before getting all three, but unfortunately Stan wasn't around so I have no video...