In 2005 Chris Sharma climbed an astonishing boulder problem across a 40ft roof in the Ozarks, near Jasper, Arkansas (USA). Witness The Fitness
starts with a perfect jug then goes horizontal for 40ft using mushroom-like holds of iron hard sandstone to a perfect top out finish. Sharma compared it to the Hueco Tank's (Texas) classic Esperanza
, a V14, but longer and harder. Witness
featured in Big Up Production's Dosage 3 DVD and a clip can be seen at the Big Up Productions website
and at YouTube.com
. If you haven't seen this clip it is worth checking out.
Reports out of Arkansas say that the Swiss climber Fred Nicole has repeated Witness the Fitness
. He completed the problem during his second trip to the area and it is reported that he broke two holds while working it.
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