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Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma
Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma

With enormous passion and enthusiasm for everything he does, Chris has always been focused on finding new lines and pushing climbing limits.

Chris Sharma

Year of birth: 1981

Santa Cruz, California, USA

Chris was born in Santa Cruz, California (USA) in 1981. He started climbing at 12 years of age, won the National Bouldering Championship at 14, and just a year later made the first ascent of ‘Necessary Evil’ 5.14c (8c+) the first route of this grade in the USA and the hardest in the country at the time. In 2001 he made the first ascent of the Ceuse (France) project, Biographie, renaming it ‘Realization’ and thus establishing the world’s first 9a+ (5.15a). Since then Chris has never stopped pushing the limits in creating routes of outstanding character and difficulty — ‘Jumbo Love’ and ‘Golpe de Estado’, both 5.15b (9b) and ‘La Dura Dura’, 5.15c (9b+), being just a few of his most memorable achievements.

Chris Sharma climbing
  • La Dura Dura - 9b+ (5.15c) Second Ascent
  • El Bon Combat - 9b/+ (5.15b/c) First ascent
  • Jumbo Love - 9b (5.15b) First Ascent
  • Golpe de Estado 9b (5.15b) First ascent
  • Neanderthal - 9b (5.15b) First ascent
  • First Round First Minute - 9b (5.15b) First ascent
  • Fight or Flight - 9b (5.15b) First ascent
  • Stoking the Fire - 9b (5.15b) First ascent
  • Realization - 9a+ (5.15a) First ascent
  • Papichulo - 9a+ (5.15a) First ascent
  • Demencia Senil - 9a+ (5.15a) First ascent
  • Pachamama - 9a+ (5.15a) First ascent
  • Power Inverter - 9a+ (5.15a) First Ascent
  • Catxasa - 9a+ (5.15a) First Ascent
  • La Rambla - 9a+ (5.15a)
  • Dreamcatcher - 9a (5.14d) First Ascent
  • Era Vella - 9a (5.14d) First Ascent
  • Alasha - 9b (5.15b) Deep-water solo route. First ascent
  • Es Pontàs - 9a+ (5.15a) Deep-water solo route. First ascent
  • Practice of the Wild - V15 (8C) First Ascent
  • Witness the Fitness - V15 (8C) First ascent
  • Catalan Witness the Fitness - V15 (8C) First ascent
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