/ NEWS: Sharma - Two F8c Onsights This Week
"So, this past week Chris shows up for some climbing at Maple Canyon and proceeds to first onsight T-Rex (14b) and then over the weekend to onsight Devine Fury (14b)...."
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"We got word from Chuck Odette via Joe Kinder that Chris Sharma visited Maple last weekend. He didn't just do well- he onsighted two of the hardest routes there, without any trickery, beta or kneepads.
Here's what Chuck had to say:
"I was in Maple on Sat. when Chris "on sighted" Devine Fury (14b). Took him 23-24 minutes to do the route. He had to YELL a lot to get through the crux which I'm guessing he made 14c or 14d by missing the "approved" sequences with no knee bars, scums or even drop knees.
Pretty much straight on one-armed his way through the crux section mid-way out. "
Check out photos of Chris on Divine Fury here:
What are scums ?
> What are scums ?
Toe hooks in U.S parlance I think.
"by missing the "approved" sequences with no knee bars, scums or even drop knees. Pretty much straight on one-armed his way through the crux section mid-way out"
So he's got crap technique then... I'm glad it's not just me! ;-)
Comman problem. For me a 'drop knee' is very closely followed by a drop leg, arm, body and head.
Sharma appears on fire at the moment.
Yep. A healthy lifestyle living in Europe is doing him the power of good :-)
> What are scums ?
amazing whatever will they think of next, check out:
Of course Scums is/are not listed... and as for knee bars/drop knees they sound like medical complaints.
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