Adam Ondra flashes Super Crackinette (F9a+)
- Monday 10th August 2020 at 7.01am
Feb 10th; 2018
Red hot news is that Adam Ondra has flashed Super Crackinette (F9a+) at St Leger, France.
Adam Ondra’s Instagram feed.
Arriving at St Leger mid last week, Adam lost no time getting down to business. According to Fanatic Climbing, Adam first tried to on-sight Cadafist (F9a) but that attempt failed when a hold broke on the lower crux. Next up, Adam did the first ascent of Retour Gagnant (F9a), an old project. To close the week Adam then did another old project, La Castagne at F9a+.
All this however was overshadowed when Adam turned to Super Crackinette. Fanatic Climbing reports that Quentin Chastagnier, the orginal bolter, went up first equipping the route with quickdraws and trying the moves. Adam then flashed it! If it holds onto that grade – Adam himself has a habit of down-grading routes – this will be the first F9a+ flash and hence highly significant.
For more info on Adam’s ascent of Super Crackinette click through here to go to Fanatic Climbing.