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UKC News 08 Mar 2015
Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat, 9b/+, Cove de Ocell, Spain, 5 kbChris Sharma has made the first ascent of El bon combat, 9b/+, at Cova de Ocell near Barcelona.
If confirmed at 9b/+, it is his hardest ever first ascent and among the five most difficult routes in the world.
After having focused almost exclusively on putting up new hard routes for several years,...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69566
HfH 08 Mar 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Johnny Utah.
ericinbristol 09 Mar 2015
In reply to UKC News:

Fantastic achievement.

"something worthy of dedicating yourself to 200%." Imagine what he will manage to achieve when he dedicates himself to a project 700%.
In reply to UKC News:

I still can't believe that they're going to re-make Point Break...
Robert Durran 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKC:
> I still can't believe that they're going to re-make Point Break...

With rad climbing dudes rather than rad surfing dudes? Sounds dreadful.
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Robert Durran 09 Mar 2015
In reply to ericinbristol:

> "something worthy of dedicating yourself to 200%." Imagine what he will manage to achieve when he dedicates himself to a project 700%.

You could argue that Sharma and Ondra did that on La Dura Dura, but it is hard to see how it is possible for Sharma on his own however hard he tries.

700% on something like this would be a remarkable send train.


Michael Ryan 09 Mar 2015
Mike Highbury 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Michael Ryan:
> Short video here

So same as every other Sharma video then.

DWS gibraltar 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKC:

I can remember watching point break and thinking ye robbing banks and going climbing would be cool but that was 22 years ago! Now I'm just waiting for retirement!
Tom Last 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Robert Durran:
"You could argue that Sharma and Ondra did that on La Dura Dura, but it is hard to see how it is possible for Sharma on his own however hard he tries.

700% on something like this would be a remarkable send train."



Has your profile been hacked? ;)


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petellis 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Mike Highbury:

> So same as every other Sharma video then.

What - you mean just about tolerable as long as its on mute to cover all the squealing and grunting?
ericinbristol 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Robert Durran:

Agreed, and if Sharma teamed up with Megos and Ondra, it would be a rad 1,000% bullet send train, dude.
Robert Durran 09 Mar 2015
In reply to ericinbristol:

> Agreed, and if Sharma teamed up with Megos and Ondra, it would be a rad 1,000% bullet send train, dude.

Surely 300% max, however hard they crushed. Dude.


In reply to UKC News:

Ondra to onsight? - place your bets here!!
Jackwd 09 Mar 2015
In reply to purplemonkeyelephant:

No chance, it's not his style at all by the looks of that video.
ericinbristol 09 Mar 2015
In reply to Robert Durran:

Yeah, my bad
Skipinder 09 Mar 2015
In reply to UKC News:

How about Chuck Norris teaming up with Jens Voigt?

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