American 9a's

by Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2011
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+Jon Cardwell working Bad girls club, 9a, Rifle, 99 kbJon Cardwell working Bad girls club, 9a, Rifle
Björn Pohl - UKC, Aug 2011
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Daila Ojeda reports Chris Sharma made short work of the long version of Duele la realidad, 9a, at Oliana.
The original, first done by Markus Bock, was a very short (by Oliana standards) 8c+, and this was later extended by Dani Andrada.

Across the pond and most of the north American continent, at Rifle, Colorado, to be more precise, Matty Hong has made the first ascent of Bad girls club, an open project that was cleaned and equipped by Joey Kinder.
According to Rock & Ice what makes Bad Girls Club difficult is that it is stacked with difficult boulder problems, culminating with a V-double-digit boulder problem right at the lip of the 100-foot cave..
Matty has suggested 9a for the route. This would make it the most difficult at Rifle.

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

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