Sharma's new project: 8c + 9b = ?
by Björn Pohl - UKC Oct/2013
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Chris Sharma on his new Clark Mountain project
Björn Pohl - UKC, Oct 2013
© Randy Leavitt
Chris Sharma, who has been spending a lot of time on the road lately, has finally found a worthy project on US soil, or rock to be exact.
Now that the Dawn wall project is out of play for the time being, Chris has once again set his sights on a mega project at Clark Mountain in the Californian desert.
Yeah, it's a super amazing route! It's a direct start to Jumbo love [Chris' unrepeated ~9b], so long and continuously hard.
It's like a hard 8c or so into Jumbo love without any rest.
Nice to have a rad project here in the US as well.
According to Climbing Magazine, who talked to Randy Leavitt, the direct start Chris is talking about is an old Jorge Visser project, plus a hard boulder crux above it, straight into the hard climbing of Jumbo love.
To the best of my knowledge, Chris Sharma has yet to fail on a project he has gone public on... This one sounds like a beast though.
Chris Sharma has several sponsors including: prAna, Sterling Rope, Petzl, Evolv, Walltopia, Sanuk.
| Forums ( Read More... | 19 comments, 14 Oct 2013 )|
|I thought he gave up on something at Oliana which he declared would maybe be 5.14d, but 'it was on small holds and that's not really my kind of thing'? Or am I way behind the times and he's now done it? jcm|
johncoxmysteriously - 14 Oct 2013
Sharma has some bolts in various things that he hasn't put serious work into yet (futuristic line at Ceuse where he claims he can only barely hang on the holds, speculative line at the Red River Gorge which might not...
Epsilon - 11 Oct 2013
|Haha, no! I just made a reasonable guess. A grade calculator wouldn't work because there are too many variables to take in to account. For example, doing a long stamina 7c in to a bouldery 8b is much harder than doing a...|
remus - 11 Oct 2013
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