Video: Adam Ondra onsighting Just Do It
- Saturday 22nd December 2018
Dec 22nd; 2018
Back in early November and with Smith Rock pioneer Alan Watts watching, Adam Ondra onsighted the classic test piece, Just Do It (5.14c/F8c+). Black Diamond, have just released the latest of the Vlogs from Adam’s trip to the States – the long-awaited footage showing him during his onsight of Just Do It.
As we reported (click here for that report), Ondra’s onsight was a major achievement on a very significant route. Although it was bolted by Alan Watts in 1989, it wasn’t until 1992 that JB Tribout managed to do the first ascent. At the time Just Do It was the hardest route in North America.
Earlier this year Ted Kingsnorth completed a three-year mission to Smith by repeating Just Do It. Ted therefore, knows only too well the level of effort required to do Just Do It. Commenting on-line, having watched the video of Ondra’s onsight, Ted’s comments were clear; “Just watched it, looked like he engaged the beast mode! Some of my chalk was probs still on there. Almost made me want to go back for another lap!”
Yep, beast mode indeed!
Watch the video below…