Chris Sharma was not able to climb at Yosemite due to the Government shutdown, so he went to Clark Mountain to work on a new project…
Rock and Ice reports:
Clark Mountain is the location of Sharma’s famous testpiece, Jumbo Love (5.15b), which he sent in 2008. One of the hardest rock climbs in the world, Jumbo Love rises an incredible 250 feet above the ground and has seen no repeats.
Sharma’s new project starts on an old unrepeated 5.14a bolted by Jorge Visser before joining up with Jumbo Love, according to Randy Leavitt, who was on the scene for Jumbo Love and now this new project.
“Sharma just spent a few days playing around on this thing, so who knows if he will embrace it like Jumbo Love. It certainly has him psyched and he really likes the movement,” wrote Leavitt in an e-mail exchange with Rock and Ice.
FYI : 5.15d = grade 37 / 9a+ ! This route could turn out to be harder than La Dura Dura which is +- 5.15c?