9b and 9a+ in a day by Chris Sharma

by Björn Pohl - UKC May/2011
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+Chris Sharma on First round, first minute, 142 kbChris Sharma on First round, first minute
Björn Pohl - UKC, Apr 2011
© Pete O'Donovan

Sport climbing standards have definitely reached a new level this year, and perhaps this was just the inspiration Chris Sharma needed to step up his game another notch.

Fresh, happy and relieved, after his first ascent of First round, first minute the other week [INTERVIEW], Chris felt it was time to deal with some other unfinished business. Daila Ojeda tells us what happened:

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Chaxiraxi, Chris' and Daila's dog
Björn Pohl - UKC, May 2011
© Daila Ojeda

After warming up in his last project bolted in Oliana (nice combination between "Papichulo" and "Pachamama") Chris tried "Chaxiraxi" 9b from the direct start and he fell in the last move of the boulder problem!! ayayai.. it was a really good climbing! After that, he is psyched to try his old project "Fight or flight" 9b and zaaass!! he sent it!! ole! And to finish the day he gave a burn on "Chaxi" 9a+ (just to remember this part of the route) and yes sir! he put it in his pocket!

So there you have it, 9b and 9a+ in the same day. That's something never seen before, not even by Adam Ondra.

Chris Sharma is sponsored by: prAna, Sterling Rope, Petzl, Evolv, Entre-Prises, Sanuk and probably some more

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