One of the most talented rock climbers from the Czech Republic, Adam Ondra, is a specialist in lead climbing and Bouldering.
He is one of the leading climbers of this generation who has been described by Rock & Ice magazine in 2013 as a prodigy.
This climber has won several gold medals in World Championships, World Cups, and European Championships at an early age.
Also, Ondra is regarded as possibly the best climber ever to fondle rock which has climbed a grade of 9c (5.15d), 9b+ (5.15c), 9a+ (5.15a), and many more.
We have mentioned detailed information about this talented rock climber, Adam Ondra, including his early life, career, awards, wife, and net worth.
Quick Facts: Adam Ondra
Here are some quick facts about Adam Ondra:
|Birth Name||Adam Ondra|
|Age||30 Years Old|
|Date of Birth||February 5, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Brno, Czech Republic|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Height||6 feet and 1 inch or 186cm|
|Weight||70kg or 154 pounds|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $3 Million|
|Source of Income||Rock Climbing|
|Known for||The first person to climb 9b+ and 9c routes|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram|
|Merch||Shoes, Gears, Helmets|
|Last Update||March, 2023|
Early Life and Family of Adam Ondra
Adam Ondra, a professional rock climber, was born on February 5, 1993, in the beautiful location of Brno, Czech Republic.
Ondra was born to his father, Miroslav Ondra, and his mother, Eva Ondrova, who holds the nationality of the Czech Republic.
Growing along with his parents, who were both involved in climbing, Adam also began climbing at the early age of six.
He grew up with his sister, Kristyna Ondra, the second female Czech climber to reach 5.14a.
Talking about his education, Ondra went to Masaryk University.
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How old is Adam Ondra? Age and Body Measurements
Professional Czech lead climbing and Bouldering, Adam Ondra is currently 30 Years Old.
Ondra celebrates his annual birthday on the 5th of February and falls under the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
The sign represents his personality as creative, courageous, and determinant.
Ondra stands tall with an impressive body height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 186cm and weighs around 70kg or 154 pounds.
Furthermore, this Czech rock climber is blessed with brown eyes and dark brown hair color.
Early Climbing: Career
With the perks of having parents that share the same passion, he was fully supported to begin his career as a climber.
At the age of six in 1999, Ondra climbed a 6a (5.10a) route with bolts every half meter.
Since the age of six, he became a famous Czech rock climber as he appeared in magazines and advertisements.
In 2001, Ondra climbed 7b+ (5.12c) route and the following year in 2002, he onsighted 7c+ (5.13a) redpointed.
Point by point and grade by grade, Adam made his progress at a young age.
Similarly, he was onsighted 8a (5.13b) in 2003, 8a+ (5.13c) in 2004, 8b (5.13d) in 2005, and 9a (5.14d) in 2006.
Adam won his first championship title in 2007 as a Youth B category of IFSC World Youth Championship. He also won the title in the following year, 2008.
At the age of sixteen in 2009, Adam competed in the Lead Climbing World Cup and won the competition beating Spanish Patxi Usobiaga and Japanese Sachi Amma.
Likewise, in 2010, he won another title, Bouldering World Cup, and became the first athlete in history to win the World Cup both in Lead Climbing and Bouldering.
Ondra continued to climb the big rocks of success as in 2011, Adam was sighted 8c+ (5.14c), becoming the second person after Patxi Usobiaga.
Also, within a single day, Adam was sighted on his second climb of 8c+ (5.14c) routes.
The following year in 2012, Ondra stepped up for redpointed Change, a grade of 9b+ (5.15c) for the first time in Hanshelleren Cave, Flatanger, Norway.
Similarly, Adam also climbed the hardest route of Red River Gorge, Southern Smoke Direct 9a+ (5.15a) on October 29, 2012.
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First Ascent and Hardest Routes
In 2013, Adam made his first ascent with Chris Sharma, which took nine weeks of work.
However, the climb of Fight or Flight was succeeded in the second ascent 9b (5.15b).
Ondra succeeded his second ascent of The Dawn Wall with 9a (5.14d) on November 21, 2016. The route was considered the most challenging big wall in the world.
Likewise, Adam set a new highpoint record of the Black Diamond Project the following year, the most challenging indoor sport route globally.
The same year on September 3, 2017, he climbed Silence in the Hanshelleren Cave, which was unclimbed and the hardest project in the world.
Later the project was named Project Hard with a grade of 9c (5.15d).
In 2018, Adam was sighted on Just do it, a historic 8c+ route which was bolted by Alan Watts in 1989 and ascended in by Jean-Baptiste Tribout in 1992.
Recent Career and 2020 Summer Olympics
After Ondra couldn’t qualify at the 2019 IFSC Climbing World Championships, he did his best and succeeded in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
However, after reaching the finals, he fell ill and couldn’t compete in the Olympics final.
In 2021, Adam came back stronger with a win in the bouldering discipline at the IFSC World Cup in Meiringen.
Awards and Achievements
- Salewa Rock Award in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2013.
- Gold Medal in Lead Climbing World Championships as a Youth in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
- Gold Medal in Lead Climbing World Championships as an Adult in 2014, 2016, and 2019.
- Silver Medal in Lead Climbing World Championships as an Adult in 2009 and 2018.
- Gold Medal in Bouldering World Championships as an Adult in 2014.
- Silver Medal in Bouldering World Championships as an Adult in 2011 and 2016.
- Silver Medal in Combined World Championships as an Adult in 2018.
- Gold Medal in Lead Climbing European Championships in 2019.
- Silver Medal in Lead Climbing European Championships in 2010, 2015, and 2017.
- Silver Medal in Bouldering European Championships in 2010 and 2015.
- Gold Medal in Duel Rock Master in 2011, 2015, and 2016.
- Gold Medal in KO Boulder Rock Master in 2016.
- Silver Medal in Bouldering World Cup in 2019.
- Gold Medal in Lead World Cup in 2009, 2015, and 2019.
- Gold Medal in Bouldering World Cup in 2010.
- Silver Medal in Combined World Cup in 2014 and 2019.
- Gold Medal in Combined World Cup in 2009, 2010, and 2015.
Personal Life of Adam Ondra
This 30-year-old Czech climber is currently living a happy married life with Iva Vejmolova.
They began dating in late 2013 and got married after a long eight years of relationship.
Adam and Iva married in a hotel near the famous Lake Garda Lombardy, Italy.
This lovely couple shares their beautiful pictures on their social media platforms.
Iva is also a climber from the Czech who has climbed several toughest routes.
However, there is no rumor or controversy throughout the professional and personal life of Adam Ondra.
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How much is Adam Ondra’s Net Worth?
Czech professional climber Adam Ondra is one of the talented and best climbers globally who has already won over twenty gold medals on several events.
As of 2023, the total estimated net worth of Adam Ondra is around $1 Million to $5 Million.
He makes around $100,000 to $300,000 every year and wins several prize money in various events.
Besides his earnings through climbing, he also makes extra money from multiple sponsorship brands such as Montura, Trentino, La Sportiva, Mazagrande, Black Diamond, Grada, and Volkswagen.
This fit climber also owns a gym in his hometown, Brno named Hanger, primarily focused on the climbers.
Social Media Presence
Adam Ondra is an active social media user who equally manages time for his fans on social platforms.
Ondra is available on multiple social platforms. Also, he runs a website.
This Czech climber is mostly active on Instagram account with over 765K followers.
Likewise, he is shortly active on his Facebook account with over 175K followers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many times did Adam Ondra win World Cup?
Adam Ondra won three gold medals in Lead Climbing, three gold medals in Combined Climbing, and one gold medal in Bouldering.
What is the highest grade of climbing of Adam Ondra?
The highest grade of climbing of Adam Ondra is Redpoint 9c (5.15d), On-Sight 9a (5.14d), and Bouldering 8C+ (V16).