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Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:27 am
by brianweaver
For anyone who has not been glued to the news about the climbers in Spain here's the 4-1-1!

Chris Sharma opened a new line in Santa Linya called Stoking the Fire (9b). There is an alternative finish to the line that will add 9a onto his existing 9b. Can anyone say wow? Here is vid shot by Joe Kinder for Sterling Ropes while Chris was projecting Stoking the Fire... http://vimeo.com/27168769
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Chris Sharma opening Stoking the Fire (9b)
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Not to be outdone, Adam Ondra, after a 9 week siege on this occasion, his fifth trip to Oliana in the last two years specifically for La Dura Dura. Here is what Adam says about his ascent "It was 2nd day on, my forearms felt sore in the morning. I was thinking of calling it a rest day... But I was less nervous and battled through the bottom and got very pumped to the 2nd crux, where I didn't fall despite no expectations. Sticking the jug, I felt like having a heart attack but I kept it together. 9b+ it is :)"
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Adam Ondra in the kneebar rest on La Dura Dura (9b+)
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Best of LUCK Chris on the second ascent... I hope you get it!

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:31 am
by Thermophage
Ya man, these two are in such a totally different league to us mortals :D

Well done to both of them...Now Sharma must send La Dura Dura with his dyno beta :)
When in doubt...dyno :P

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:26 pm
by Marshall1
:arrow:

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 pm
by Thermophage
Ah come on Derek. You gotta like Sharma's attitude at least towards climbing. The dude never even tries to be a celeb anymore.

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:00 pm
by mokganjetsi
Up there with usain bolt. One of the prodigies of our time. 10a / 5.16 one day? Incredible!
Marshall, go bolt another k@k 5.10 please :wink:

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:42 pm
by Marshall1
:arrow:

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:36 pm
by Ghaznavid
Thanks for the update :thumleft: I have been following this one with bated breath. Hoped Ondra would pull it off...

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm
by mokganjetsi
Heck i wish the whole world was the US-of-A. Chuck Norris, :rambo: The Boss, Captain America, Sharma, El Cap etc etc. or i could write "18 to 22" but that would be too much effort.

Re: Sharma and Ondra... BAD ASSES of note!

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:43 am
by Chris F
Fuck Yeah!