VIDEO: Chris Sharma on Golpe De Estado 9b?

As reported, Chris Sharma has managed to make the first ascent of Golpe de Estado in the El Pati-sector of Siurana, Spain; a possible new 9b.

Chris told Björn Pohl today:

"I'm still not totally sure on the grade, but it is comparable in some ways to Jumbo Love except the bottom is probably harder and the top a bit easier and less overhanging. I'll have to try some other routes to compare a bit more before I'm sure about the grade."

Josh Lowell from Big Up Productions just got in touch with us:

"We just posted the segment of Chris working on Golpe De Estado from Dosage V. It's on our site as a free clip so people can check out what the climbing is like now that he's done it. Would be great if you guys want to link over. We also have a new bouldering clip we just posted that people might enjoy, called Tis The Season. Check em both out in the Clips section. "

VIDEO, CLICK TO WATCH: Chris Sharma on Golpe De Estado

See also: Catalunya Report - December 8th, 8c Onsight + more by Pete O'Donovan

Chris Sharma is sponsored by prAna, Evolv, EMS, Petzl, Blue Water, and Entre Prises.


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18 Dec, 2008
interesting post climb chat, 'ill either do allof them, one of them, or none of them!'. But great climbing though. i like all the power screams.
18 Dec, 2008
Great climbing, but what has he done to the end of his rope? :)
18 Dec, 2008
hells bells that looks hard. Has anyone else (Andrada, Graham, Julien etc) been trying this line too? Is he at a different level to those boys or just trying different stuff?
18 Dec, 2008
i,ve seen clips of hard climbing but that sloping lip with no feet in un believable ! route looks very very hard.
18 Dec, 2008
Very impressive. Not much in what I call the "good holds department". But i guess it is 9b...........
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