Chris Sharma is back in Spain after his trip to China and he is back to his old tricks, namely switching up his look. Gone are the long wavy locks and back in is the short hair. Awesome stuff…
Oh..and he also opened another 5.15 in Oliana, Spain. Dubbed Pachamama, this new line shares a boulder problem start with Sharma’s Papichulo (5.15a) before splitting off for overhanging power endurance climbing a muerte. Here is what Sharma had to say about the grade:
I’m still a bit confused over the grade. It’s definitely harder than Papichulo and all the other F9a+ routes I’ve done in Spain but I’m not sure if it’s F9b… the resistant style of climbing on the route isn’t quite the best style for me and I can imagine other people being better suited… For now I’d say it’s hard F9a+
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