In June, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of a new deep water solo on Pont d’Arc in Ardèche, France. The route finishes about 30 meters high, which is 10 meters higher than Sharmas Es Pontas DWS. The garde is said to be around 8b+.
Sharma worked it ground up over four days before completing the line.
On Instagram, Sharma wrote: “This line is without a doubt in the top 10 of my most memorable climbing experiences of my life. It mixes the movement of sport climbing, the adventure of alpinism, with a hot summer day on the river.”