La Dura Dura | 9b+ Sport route at Oliana

8B+ boulder problem in to 8c+ route.


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Chris Sharma
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020

Ascents

2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Adam Ondra Lead (Worked) 7th February 2013

The second 9b+ in the world. Bolted by Chris Sharma, the pair worked the line together until Adam made the first ascent. Chris made the second ascent shortly afterwards making it the world's first confirmed 9b+.

Chris Sharma Lead (Worked) 23rd March 2013

The first confirmed 9b+.

Initially I was turned off by the small crimpers on the lower section, I sort of shied away from them. But last year Adam came along, we started to try it together and I realised that I could actually use these holds. It may sound strange, but this route got me back into bouldering, that first section has a Font 8B+ section and it was great fun and also really different to try something with tiny crimps, instead of holds on the long stamina routes I often do. [2]

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1P97VVt6_k

[2] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/interviews/chris-sharma-the-la-dura-dura-interview.html