Chris Sharma

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.

Features in Rampage, Best of the West.

Interview with Alex Honnold on Climbing Gold.


Media

Chris Sharma
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Chris Sharma
Added at 17:03 on 05 March 2021
Biographie (9a+, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Fight or Flight (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
La Dura Dura (9b+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Witness the Fitness (8C, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
First Round, First Minute (9b, FA)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
El Bon Combat (9b, FA)
Added at 22:12 on 21 December 2020
La Rambla Extension (9a+)
Added at 22:02 on 15 February 2021
Biographie (9a+, FA)
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Added at 06:07 on 19 July 2021
Le Blond (9c)
Added at 15:06 on 29 June 2021
Biographie (9a+, FA)
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Added at 13:07 on 21 July 2021
Dreamcatcher (9a, FA)
Added at 08:09 on 05 September 2021
Super Tweak (8c)
Added at 08:05 on 29 May 2021
© Jim Thornburg
Novena Enmienda (9a+)
Added at 08:07 on 03 July 2021
Gancho Perfecto (9a+, FA)
Added at 08:07 on 03 July 2021
Es Pontas (9a+, FA)
Added at 08:04 on 29 April 2021

Ascents

24 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Le Blond 9c (Lead Did not finish) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhx0DpWeO8k

La Dura Dura 9b+ (Lead) 23 Mar 2013

The first confirmed 9b+.

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

Jumbo Love 9b (Lead) 11 Sep 2008

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2008/09/sharmas_jumbo_love_9b_515b-45317

Golpe de Estado 9b (Lead) 17 Dec 2008
Neanderthal 9b (Lead) 18 Dec 2009
First Round, First Minute 9b (Lead) 19 Apr 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCqe96jtExU

Fight or Flight 9b (Lead) 05 May 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKgZL2Etuc4

Stoking the Fire 9b (Lead) 06 Feb 2013
El Bon Combat 9b (Lead) 07 Mar 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk4YrOtVTLg

Biographie 9a+ (Lead) 18 Jul 2001

A breakthrough in Chris' climbing and one of the hardest routes in the world at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eTxQLfIUNY

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRe7spOLVqj/

Coincidentally Charlotte Durif was walking underneath at the time with her brother and Dad who took some photos of the first ascent. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRlzGrNHGHn/

First Ley 9a+ (Lead) 28 Feb 2010

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/02/sharma_climbs_first_ley_9a+-54530

Demenci Senial 9a+ (Lead)
Gancho Perfecto 9a+ (Lead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-nBGhLMGPM

Papichulo 9a+ (Lead)
La Rambla Extension 9a+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2006 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agEFToJT-4

Novena Enmienda 9a+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2007 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLTb8Qu-DXY

Dreamcatcher 9a (Lead) 01 Sep 2005 (approx)

https://youtu.be/UlcQ3mxlNfs

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)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Witness the Fitness 8C (Boulder) 01 Jan 2005 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PP1AK1Aqis

Catalan Witness the Fitness 8B+ (Boulder)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Alasha 9b (Deep Water Solo) 01 Sep 2016 (approx)
Es Pontas 9a+ (Deep Water Solo) 26 Sep 2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM8gO4IDN_s