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Some Hard Sends, and New Daniel Woods and Adam Ondra Vids

A hard Chris Sharma route gets a third ascent and possible upgrade

As winter settles in across Canada, climbers in Europe and in the States are still finding favourable conditions. Here are a few hard sends and new videos this week, so far.

Jorge Diaz-Rullo, 22, made the third ascent of Samfaina 5.14d/15a in Margalef. Chris Sharma made the first ascent and it was repeated by Ramon Julian Puigblanque, with both saying it’s 5.14d. Diz-Rullo, who’s climbed many other 5.14ds in the sector said it felt harder, but that it was his anti-style.

Stefan Scherz has sent Papichulo 5.15a in Oliana, after having sent just two 5.14ds. It took him only a week, and he started to project it after having a cast removed from his foot that he broke in a bike accident.

And if you missed it, German crusher Solveig Korherr managed to take down two incredible sandstone test-pieces in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.  “These last seven days brought about the end of a two-year-long project that will strike an inspiring chord among RRG regulars. Korherr’s project was Pure Imagination.” Read the story here.

Watch Daniel Woods send Manphibian 5.14d

See Adam Ondra as he prepares for the Olympics