Chris Sharma at the Manchester Climbing Festival

Chris Sharma has just completed yet another top level sport route (UKC News).

He's taking time out from his busy climbing schedule to make a rare UK appearance at the Manchester Climbing Festival. The festival also includes masterclasses from some of the UK's top climbers; Ben Bransby, Leah Crane and Dave Barrans.

Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Demencia Senil 9a+ at Margalef, Cataluyna, Spain
© Pete O'Donovan

The festival is being held at Manchester Climbing Centre, which is owned by John Dunne. Surely the highlight of the festival will be if Chris and John battle it out in an arm wrestling competition? Our money is on John...!

BeyondHope are giving away free tickets to see Chris Sharma in this UKC Premier Post.

prAna and Evolv have teamed up with MCC to provide a range of events over the weekend including the masterclasses, plus a range of competitions and an Everest challenge.

Full details are here: Manchester Climbing Festival

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