/ NEWS: PHOTO; Chris Sharma, New 9a+

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UKC News - on 21 Feb 2009
[ Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Demencia Senil 9a+ at Margalef, Cataluyna, Spain, 4 kb]On Friday (20th February) Chris Sharma climbed another grade 9 sport route this time on the conglomerate of Margalef, Spain, proposing a grade of 9a+. This maybe Sharma's tenth route of the new magic grade.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=46158
Strife - on 21 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News:
"During the last 12 months, Chris has done two 9bs, two 9a+, four 9as and three 8c onsight."
That's an impressive ticklist for a lifetime of climbing, let alone 12 months!
t_stork - on 21 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News: Is the picture taken from the same part that MacLeod did that solo? Looks familiar....
justin c - on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Sharma is fooking at the top of his game ! A legend !

Amazing !
I will drink to that !

Top piccy
The Pylon King on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Maybe he could do 'Wizard Ridge'
Ged Desforges - on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News: So is Sharma generally considered by those in the know to be back at the top of the sport then? I know around the time Patxi Usogobia (?) onsighted that 8c+, and adam ondra and edu marin etc were crushing in siurana, there was talk that perhaps Sharma wasnt the best in the world. Recently though he seems to be producing a LOT of hard routes. Is it a case of we only here about his? Or is it that Usogobia/Ramon Julien etc are all in their 6 month training period or something?

Or is he the best? Sounds that way. Impressive stuff. They look like small holds for him too!
Silum - on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to The Pylon King:
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> Maybe he could do 'Wizard Ridge'

if you bolted the thing sure
notbadforafatlad on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to t_stork:
Yes it is near to Darwin Dixit, which Sharma flashed and suggested as 8b.
James Oswald - on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to UKC News:
Awesome!
He really is a machine.
What's he done on grit though?
Adam Lincoln - on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to james oswald:
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> What's he done on grit though?

Brad Pit

moo on 22 Feb 2009
In reply to james oswald:
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> Awesome!
> He really is a machine.


No he isn't he's human just like you.
orge - on 23 Feb 2009
In reply to Adam Lincoln:
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When was this? I don't recall ever hearing that he had given the Peak district much attention on his lecture tours...

J
Adam Lincoln - on 23 Feb 2009
In reply to orge:
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He was in the peak about 6 or 7 years ago. Maybe a bit longer ago. I vaguely recall him doing BP. Or something like that.
Richard Bradley - on 23 Feb 2009
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I vaguely recall him doing BP. Or something like that.

Are you sure that wasn't in LA?
philipivan - on 01 Mar 2009
In reply to orge:

He said he was trying Mcclure's mutations at his lecture yesterday. I wonder if he got out today, it was quite a nice day in the Peak!
Phil
James Oswald - on 01 Mar 2009
In reply to newkid:
Not sure but he was at a lecture at MCC before.
It was awesome what a cool life he leads.
Adam Lincoln - on 01 Mar 2009
In reply to james oswald:

He said at the lecture he had been the tor yesterday but didn't sound like he went today.

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