Chris Sharma has made the first repeat of La Dura Dura 9b+ at Oliana, Spain.
Chris had this to say: “So happy to have finally sent La Dura Dura! What an epic battle. A huge thanks to everyone for all your support along the way! Ahora a disfrutar!!!!!!!”
Simon Carter: “Such an awesome day at Oliana, watching Chris send Dura Dura just now. Nailed it! So good to see it come together for him.”
Boone Speed: “It’s been an extraordinary day. My good friend @chris_sharma climbed Dura Dura 9b+ (5.15c) today completing a 4 year battle with this route, which is now the world’s hardest! Congratulations dude!”
Adam Ondra made the first ascent of the route in February. If you’re wondering what 9b+ equates to in our local ZA grading, its a 39! (ZA’s hardest route in currently 35)