Adam started climbing at about the same time he learned to walk. He hasn't stopped ever since.
When 8 years old, Adam onsighted routes graded 7b+ (5.12c). At age 13 he climbed his first 9a (5.14d).
At age 16, Adam won his first lead Climbing World Cup, and ended up second in lead Climbing World Championships.
So far he has 3 gold medals from World Championships
In 2012 he climbed Change, the first route to receive a proposed grade of 9b+ (5.15c). To date, only Adam and Chris Sharma have climbed a route of this grade. Adam has redpointed three routes at this grade.
He was the first person to establish a route at the grade of 9c when he climbed Silence at Flatanger, Norway.
So far, Adam has climbed thousands of routes, 140 at the grade of 9a and higher.
In 2016 Adam repeated the legendary Dawn Wall in a record time of 8 days. It was his first serious big wall experience and he was glad Kevin Jorgeson gave him priceless tips on how to jug up with the most efficiency. Thanks again, Kevin!
Adam likes to sleep in. Really, he's not an early morning person.
He didn't have a coach until recently when he joined forces with Patxi Usobiaga in 2014. Before then he self-coached himself.