Adam Ondra sends a onsight ascnet of the Trad Route „Concepcion“ 5.13+ (8c?) on his last of 4 days in Utah. The route was first ascented by Dean Potter.
Dean Potter has freed the old aid route ‚Acromaniac‘, formerly 5.10 A0, in Day Canyon near Moab, Utah. Though Potter didn’t rate the crack climb, he feels that it’s “a fair bit harder” than his route Epitaph on the Tombstone, acknowledged as one of the desert’s hardest cracks, a potential 5.13+. Potter renamed the route ‚Concepcion‘ after the late José Pereyra’s mother.
Adam gives the personal grade of 8a.
Adam himself: „It has been crazy 4 days in the Utah dessert, trying to get immersed into crack climbing game. I love getting into the new climbing area, new landscape and most importantly climb something that is not even close be being similar to what I have done before. Getting out of my comfort zone can be tough, but it is incredibly satisfying in the end when you see some progression. The dessert treated us well. I absolutely loved it and hoping to be back one day. Last day of climbing in Moab, onsight of Dean Potter’s gem „Concepcion“ 5.13 (8a?). @blackdiamond @montura_official @lasportivagram @mytendon @gardatrentino“
Photo: (c) Bernardo Gimenez