La Dura Dura 9b+, Adam Ondra and Chris Sharma - FULL MOVIE

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2014
This news story has been read 10,659 times

Back in early 2013 Adam Ondra succeeded on the first ascent of the super route La Dura Dura (9b+) at Oliana, Spain (Original UKC News). The route is considered to be the hardest sport climb on the planet.

The route had initially been tried by Chris Sharma, and together the two top climbers battled with this huge sweep of limestone, with Ondra finally grabbing the first ascent, and in the eyes of many, also the crown of 'best climber in the world'. The baton had been passed from Sharma to Ondra, and after so much effort and no success, would Sharma regain his psyche and also clip the chains on this ultimate climb?

Yes he would. And now, released on the internet in all its glory, here's the full video from the guys at BigUpProductions.

"Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (9b+), the world's hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.

"For the full backstory on Chris, Adam, and the route, check out the original film, "La Dura Dura" available on the REEL ROCK 7 DVD and Download."

Chris Sharma is sponsored by: Evolv, Petzl, prAna and Sterling Rope

Adam Ondra is sponsored by: Beal, Black Diamond, Entre-Prises, Hudy Sports, La Sportiva and Montura

Forums ( Read More... | 12 comments, 27 Mar 2014 )
awesome video with incredile climbers, so inspirational. I think they are both cracking characters and it's fascinating to see their contrasting personalities together. But what is with all that screaming, the extent to...
climbercool - 27 Mar 2014

It would be interesting as Ondra especially considering how Ondra grades climbs. It's awesome that this video is free. I would suspect people would have paid for it. It's really great to see Sharma to climb a grade...
Jiduvah - 26 Mar 2014

I wonder how many years it will take for the grades of La Dura Dura and Change to 'settle down' into something we would consider today to be a 'consensus' grade? It seems a remarkable prospect, but of course it will...
Neil Foster - 26 Mar 2014

I stand corrected. Though didn't he say something which suggested he thought this was a view for him personally and he wouldn't be surprised if the majority opinion was the other way? Or something. jcm
johncoxmysteriously - 26 Mar 2014

From the UKC report on Dura Dura FA: ...And Adam also explained why it is harder than The Change: "If I compare it to Change I think La Dura Dura is harder, but still 9b+. Change really suits my style of...
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 26 Mar 2014

'The route is considered to be the hardest sport climb on the planet'. Is it now? I thought Ondra said he'd found Change harder. He's the only person who might know, I'd have thought. To say nothing of Vasil Vasil. I...
johncoxmysteriously - 26 Mar 2014

This news story has been read 10,659 times
Return to News from March 2014
Share this article on Facebook
Share this article on Twitter