New 5.15b At Santa Linya By Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma reports via his Instagram account that he has done the FA of one of his projects in Santa Linya, Spain:

Today in Santa Linya was one of those illusive moments. I sent a project that I’ve been trying the last few years. I think I’m going to call it Stoking The Fire and I think it’s pretty solid 9b. So many hard complex sequences with no rests!

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17 Responses to New 5.15b At Santa Linya By Chris Sharma

  1. Seth February 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    That is insanely steep.

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  2. Steve February 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    So illusive. Like sharma’s education.

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    • PBC February 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      You know, thought the same thing. Elusive Chris, elusive. Then I whipped out the dictionary (ok, google). Illusive, to have the properties of an illusion. Well damn, it fits, maybe today was like one big dream to him, an illusion. Chris Sharma has a better handle on the English language than I do. I need to go rethink my life.

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      • Steve February 7, 2013 at 9:38 am #

        lol

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      • joel February 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

        yeah, it’s not the word he was looking for, but it’s not quite the wrong word and it’s fitting coming from a guy raised on eastern philosophies

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  3. climb2core February 7, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    http://vimeo.com/27168769

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  4. Steve February 7, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    lol

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  5. BoredOfBouldering February 7, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Weird how he comments that he’s “still got it”, like he’s nearly over the hill or something. I remember when this guy was a 15 year old kid climbing 5.14 (I wasn’t much older at the time).

    What’s kind of interesting is that he climbed 5.14c while still a teenager and has never climbed a full number grade beyond that. He just sort of shot out of the gate.

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    • Sp February 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      That demonstrates the absurd difficulty of 9b and 9b+ routes more than anything. OG Dave sent .14 his first year and only climbed a couple of 9a+ routes, yet has sent how many v15s? Pushing the human limit is as difficult as it sounds.

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      • BoredOfBouldering February 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

        Fully agreed, though I don’t think he’s pushing human limits, only his own. I was just pointing out that he is such a fantastic natural talent – the guy never really trained. It kind of makes you wonder what he’d be climbing at if he had.

        Ondra is climbing 5.15c and he’s only 20 or something. If he improves at roughly the same rate as Sharma, we should see 5.16 in less than ten years. Note that unlike Sharma, he actually trains on plastic so maybe there will be faster improvement? Maybe that’s like asking if Usain Bolt would benefit from doing squats, I don’t know.

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        • steven February 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

          Usain Bolt does squats

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        • Jonesy February 9, 2013 at 10:39 am #

          Kind of a logic fallacy, eh, since Ondra has been climbing really about as many years as sharma has…herp a derp. Ah, if only we all had mommies and daddies that supported our climbing from the crib….

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          • Dimwit February 9, 2013 at 11:57 am #

            Sharma has been climbing for nearly 20 years.

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  6. SBClimber February 7, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    So what is bigger news, that Chris Sharma climbed 5.15B or that Adam Ondra just sent La Dura Dura!

    http://breakinginmyshoes.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/la-dura-dura-sent-by-adam-ondra/

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  7. matt February 8, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    i busted a squat this morning.

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