Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma beneath the Dura Dura project
UKC News, Feb 2013
© Reel Rock Tour (Screen Shot) Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma have both been trying the 'Dura Dura Project' at Oliana, Spain, for sometime now.
We have just seen on the BigUp Productions Instagram that Adam Ondra has succeeded on this project. Perhaps 9b+, maybe harder? Maybe the hardest route in the world!
So is it the hardest route in the world?
Who better to ask than the man himself:
Congrats Adam! How would you compare this route to Change*
'Change' fits my style better and has some special awkward moves.
Personally I'm sure Adam is right in that 'Change' and 'La Dura Dura' would feel about equally difficult to most climbers...
* Change, which was climbed by Adam last autumn is the only other route in the world that has been given 9b+. So far, Adam is the only climber in the world who has climbed this grade.