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Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Change, the world’s first 9b+

Last summer, Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra made a highly productive trip to Hanshalleren, a massive granite cave outside the small town of Flatanger, Norway.  Adam not only made short work of the cave’s established hard routes (including onsighting two routes graded 5.14c/8c+), he made the first ascent of Thor’s Hammer (5.15a/9a+) and bolted a futuristic project out the steepest section of the cave.
On October 4, Adam managed to link this 55-meter-long beast, establishing Change, the world’s first route graded 5.15c/9b+.  Along with his recent first ascent of La Dura Dura in Oliana, Spain, Change stands as one of, if not the hardest route in the world.

Hanshalleren Cave

Hanshalleren Cave

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