Tanto tuonò che piovve, si potrebbe dire. Adam Ondra, il fenomenale scalatore ceco, ha scritto una pagina indelebile nella storia dell’arrampicata con il primo 9c al mondo: Project Hard. L’impresa è avvenuta a Flatanger, una grotta in Norvegia, e dà seguito a ciò che Ondra aveva annunciato ad Arco (Trento) nel corso della prima serata del Rock Master: “Chiuderò un 9c“, e così ha fatto dopo un impegno di quasi 5 anni.
Questo il messaggio che Ondra ha affidato alla sua pagina Facebook:
“In the morning it felt like every other day on the Project. It was hot, but the air was crystal clear and dry. But I felt very little pressure and lot of psyche. Key ingredients for sending the world’s first 9c. At the end of the route when I knew I did it, I had one of the strangest emotions ever. I clipped the anchor and I could not even scream. All I could do was just hang in the rope, feeling tears in my eyes. It was too much joy, relief and excitement all mixed together… Months and months of my life summed up in 20 minutes. So much time and effort in something so short but intense as hell. Every minute spent in Norway, every move in the gym was totally worth it. This route never really turned into a nightmare, despite the time I spent on the route. It was a fun process, and it was even more fun to finish it off.”