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Chris Sharma Sends New 5.15b/c

Chris Sharma has done it again, proving he is still one of the world’s strongest sport climbers.

Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. Photo Ricardo Giancola via Facebook
Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. Photo Ricardo Giancola via Facebook

On March 7, Sharma made the first ascent of El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. He described the route as the The “King Line.”

El Bon Combat is located at Cova de Ocell, about 40 minutes from Barcelona, Spain. It was bolted by Martí Iglesias Galobart. Sharma’s been working the route since June.

Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. Photo Ricardo Giancola via Facebook
Chris Sharma on El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. Photo Ricardo Giancola via Facebook

Sharma wrote on his Facebook Page: “Today I climbed the first ascent of El Bon Combat 5.15b/c. Two years ago after climbing La Dura Dura 5.15c, it was time to mix it up. Years of single pointed focus on pushing the limits of sport climbing had taken a bit of a toll. It was time to get back to the roots of climbing, travelling, having fun, being spontaneous and opening up to new inspiration. It’s interesting though, we always gravitate back to who we are. What’s the next step, where do we go from here? Well if we are open to it, life has a way of guiding us along.”

Watch this short video of Sharma projecting the line, a video of the send is in the works.

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