Pontax, 8c DWS, repeated by Jernej Kruder

© Kerstin Helbach

Jernej Kruder sticking the dyno on Pontax, 8c DWS, Mallorca, Spain  © Kerstin Helbach
Jernej Kruder sticking the dyno on Pontax, 8c DWS, Mallorca, Spain
© Kerstin Helbach
Jernej Kruder has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma's Pontax, an 8c Deep Water Solo on the famous Es Pontas arch, Mallorca, Spain.

Some great news from Mallorca 😀

Yesterday I made the second ascent of Pontax 8c after 11 years when Chris did it. And I was the only one who stuck the dyno in Es pontas. So Pontax is an easier version of Es pontas, which takes a direct finish after the dyno.

Now me and Jan Hojer are trying Es pontas and we can both do the dyno and slowly progressing higher. We stay here for almost a month and I think we might see second and third ascent of Es pontas. 😀

Jernej says Es Pontas feels totally possible. 

So far the traverse is a bit weird, but got there only twice now and it's not too bad.

The race is on for the 2nd ascent of Es Pontas.

Jernej Kruder is sponsored by: Scarpa

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12 Oct, 2016
Wow. Impressive if they succeed - but 10 years after the first ascent. Is Neanderthal the only other unrepeated, old Sharma route now (not counting El Bonne Combat because it's only from last year)?
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