American 9a's

by Björn Pohl - UKC Aug/2011
This news story has been read 3,503 times

Close this photo
+Jon Cardwell working Bad girls club, 9a, Rifle, 99 kb
Jon Cardwell working Bad girls club, 9a, Rifle
Björn Pohl - UKC, Aug 2011
© David Clifford

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


Forums ( Read More... | 1 comments, 23 Aug 2011 )
This news story has been read 3,503 times
Return to News from August 2011
Share this article on Facebook
Share this article on Twitter