Film

REEL ROCK 13: Age of Ondra

Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing.
 
Adam Ondra Climbs Disbelief in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Photo by: Tim Banfield

About

Director

Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell

Producer

Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr

Running time

46 minutes

Country / Nationality

United States

Our Judges say:

A touching and rather cute documentary about the best climber in the world, and he certainly makes enough noise to the number one. The uninitiated will primarily be in awe at the terrible haircuts on show. The adventure sports prowess portrayed is of course highly impressive, even if the participants don't know how to use a mirror.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Gain fascinating behind-the-scenes access to the processes and mindset of a true climbing pioneer pushing climbing to the next level.

Ruth Farrar

If you’re going to the best in the world you’ve got to be a bit different from everyone else. Adam Ondra is both brilliant and unique, you’ll find yourself rooting for him despite or maybe because of his weird training techniques as he attempts some of the hardest sport climbs around the world. Another fantastic Reel Rock film, don’t miss it!

Anna Paxton

What to become the world's best climber? Here is the Step by step guide in how achieve it and make everyone in the room extremely awkward.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher, is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing. Late last year, he established a benchmark for the sport; a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence (as in, drop the mic). On the heels of this ascent, we follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascents, and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers.