When Chris started climbing he reinvigorated the US sport climbing scene, quickly repeating many of the hardest lines before establishing his own hard lines such as Necessary Evil, the first 8c+/14c in the US.
Through the rest of his career he took sport climbing in to the modern era by cementing the 9a+ and 9b grades with a string of cutting edge ascents throughout Europe and the US.
19 recorded ascents.
|La Dura Dura||9b+ (Lead)||23 Mar 2013|
The first confirmed 9b+.
|Jumbo Love||9b (Lead)||✓||11 Sep 2008|
|Golpe de Estado||9b (Lead)||✓||17 Dec 2008|
|Neanderthal||9b (Lead)||✓||18 Dec 2009|
|First Round, First Minute||9b (Lead)||✓||19 Apr 2011|
|Fight or Flight||9b (Lead)||✓||05 May 2011|
|Stoking the Fire||9b (Lead)||✓||06 Feb 2013|
|El Bon Combat||9b (Lead)||✓||07 Mar 2015|
|Biographie||9a+ (Lead)||✓||01 Jul 2001 (approx)|
A breakthrough in Chris' climbing and one of the hardest routes in the world at the time.
|First Ley||9a+ (Lead)||✓||28 Feb 2010|
|La Rambla Extension||9a+ (Lead)||01 Jan 2006 (approx)|
|Era Vella||9a (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 2010 (approx)|
|Necessary Evil||8c+ (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1997 (approx)|
Age 15. Chris had been climbing for a little over 3 years at the time of making this ascent, at the time the hardest route in the US.
|Super Tweak||8c (Lead)|