La Dura Dura (5.15c) Repeated By Chris Sharma

La Dura Dura (5.15c) Repeated By Chris Sharma

Photographer Simon Carter mentioned a short time ago on Facebook that Chris Sharma has done the 2nd ascent of La Dura Dura (5.15c) in Oliana, Spain.  La Dura Dura is the route that Sharma was projecting along with Adam Ondra before Ondra rudely got the FA back in February.  I guess the old guys still has it!

More to come I’m sure…

Photo:  Boone Speed’s Instagram

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Update:  Simon Carter’s report on the day including a couple of photos

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13 Responses to La Dura Dura (5.15c) Repeated By Chris Sharma

  1. josh March 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    yeeee thats whats up, hell ya chris!!

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  2. Angus Bohanon March 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Sharma has been on top of the game for so goddamn long (18 years since Necessary Evil?) that it’s actually weird to hear about him repeating something he didn’t put up.

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    • Justin March 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      Agreed. Cool to see the “old guy” get spurred on by the new generation. Also, I think you would hear about Sharma repeating other lines if he focused more on that. Instead, he leaves us all with the impression that he is mostly psyched on pushing and exploring standards with his own new lines. So yes, cool to see him show he really is one of the best by repeating this one.

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  3. B March 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Every video I see of Sharma he’s having a great time. Ondra might be the new ‘king’, but Sharma makes climbing look as fun as it is. :)

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    • Charlie Grable March 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      I think Ondra’s passion for climbing, expressed through his desire to climb at his very limit and be number one, is a clear and obvious statement that climbing is his favorite thing to do, and so logically the funnest thing for him to do. I love the video of the two of them working this route together because you know they are both having a blast but they express themselves in such different ways. I like seeing that different approaches can both yield world-class results.

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  4. Adam Long March 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I was in Oliana over the last few months with Chris and it was truly inspiring watching him and Adam work this route. It was very interseting to see that it was all about the route 100% for Chris and not about the FA. If these guys weren’t such good friends and psyched to learn from each other this might still be a project.

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  5. D March 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    WAY TO GO CHRIS!!! I am so stoked to see him put this route down, and so soon after a 5.15b FA. He just doesn’t stop.

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  6. Matt March 24, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Is it really a step up from FRFM and Jumbo Love? I wonder if he will give it a personal grade of 15.b being that he IS the most brave and most humble.

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  7. Big dangle March 24, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Well based on the the connection of the boulder problem of v13/14 (the climbers stated harder but from videos and pictures I know it is this grade from the sounds of adam ondra’s grunting not any harder) to a 14c it only adds up to 15a/b. this grade inflation needs to stop. Brave and humble!!!!!

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  8. Morgan March 24, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I yelled WAHOOOOO at the top of my lungs when I saw this update!

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  9. Franz the Stampede March 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Congrats to Chris, we now have the first confirmed 9b+ in history!
    He’s been the first to climb consistently 9a+ and 9b routes (although that doesn’t quite tally up to having been on the top of “the game” for 18 years unless one ignores what happened in Europe, sorry!), for what my opinion’s worth I never doubted he could do 9b+ too. Hope this motivates him to finish off Perfecto Mundo too…

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  10. Brady Robinson March 24, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I got the chance to chat with Chris briefly at the Rock and Rave party in Atlanta last month. I asked him about La Dura Dura and if it felt different now that Ondra had sent it. He said it was a relief in some ways, to “get that out of the way,” and that he was just as psyched on it as ever. He is such a class act. I’ve been a fan since the early days and I still am! Great work and congratulations, Chris.

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  11. prAna (@prAna) March 28, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Sharma never ceases to amaze! More from him on La Dura Dura at http://www.prana.com/life/2013/03/26/chris-sharma-talks-la-dura-dura-5-15c/

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