Keyword: 9b +
Almost exactly ten years after he was able to climb his first 9b+ route with La Dura Dura, Chris Sharma strikes again: In Siurana he manages the first ascent of Sleeping Lion (9b+). With this new King-Line, the 41-year-old American puts the icing on the cake of his long climbing career.
The strong climber Jorge Díaz-Rullo brings Spain another sport climbing route with the highest level of difficulty. In Margalef he climbs his long-term project Mejorando la Samfaina and proposes grade 9b+ for his first ascent.
Stefano Ghisolfi climbs his long-term project Excalibur in Arco. The route, rated 9b+, is not only the hardest first ascent of the Italian climbing professional to date, but also the most difficult sport climbing route in Italy.
Yesterday Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Zvěřinec (9b +) in the Moravian Karst climbing area in the Czech Republic. According to his own statements, it is the most difficult route of his life after Silence (9c) - and that means something.
French pro climber Seb Bouin solves an old 2010, the direct variation of Chris Sharma's Jumbo Love, at Clark Mountain. His first ascent, called Suprême Jumbo Love, adds another 20 meters of hard climbing to Jumbo Love. The result: America's hardest climbing route with a 9b+ rating.
Why did Stefano Ghisolfi downgrade bibliography to 9b +? Is he just stronger than Alex Megos, or did he just find a better solution? We have analyzed.
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