Another 9a+ FA by Sharma

© Pete O'Donovan

Chris Sharma has started 2011 in the same fashion he finished 2010: by making a FA of a 9a+.

Chris who is firmly settled since some years in Catalunya, has multiple projects on different crags all over the place. The one that went down the other day, Catxasa was at the modern classic hard core venue of Santa Linya. The route, which links into La Febela, was bolted by Dani Andrada and has, according to Daila Ojeda, been tried by both Adam Ondra and Tomás Mrázek. To what extent, I have no idea.

Daila Ojeda

Adam Ondra on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya  © Pete O'Donovan
Adam Ondra on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya
© Pete O'Donovan

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14 Jan, 2011
Does anyone know what happened to First Round First Minute? Is Chris still trying it? Did Nalle ever get to have a go?
14 Jan, 2011
i never understood why people thought nalle was ever going to do it. he was only there a short while, the most he managed that trip was an 8c(+) which was a boulder problem in the sky and he kept failing on all the other routes because , by his own admission he had no stamina/ pe. sharma is the best redpointer in the world, and if he cant link frfm in 2 years, why did people think nalle would do it on a 2 week holiday from bouldering?
14 Jan, 2011
I guess Chris must have thought Nalle had a chance if he asked him not to try it. Then again, perhaps Chris didn't want anyone doing until he had done it and everyone assumed Nalle could do it just because Chris asked him not to. Simples.
14 Jan, 2011
Was at the cave, no big team with him, just a camera. Was pretty neat.
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