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Canada Has Two in Top-20 of World’s Hardest Routes

Thanks to Adam Ondra’s visit to the Canadian Rockies this year, Canada now has two routes listed in the top-20 of the world’s hardest sport routes.

Fight Club 5.15b was first climbed by Alex Megos in 2016 and attempted this year by Ondra, but still has no second ascent. This summer, Ondra sent Disbelief 5.15b at Acephale, Canada’s second of the grade.

Both make the list of world’s hardest routes by 99boulder.com and are among some of the most difficult lines in the world. Ondra also sent Persistence 5.15a at Echo Canyon during 2018, above Canmore.

World’s Hardest Sport Routes

Silence 5.15d (9c), Flatanger, Norway by Adam Ondra
Change 5.15c (9b+), Flatanger, Norway by Adam Ondra
La Dura Dura 5.15c (9b+), Oliana, Spain by Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma
Perfecto Mundo 5.15c (9b+), Margalef, Spain by Alex Megos
Vasil Vasil 5.15c (9b+), Sloup, Czech Republic by Adam Ondra
El Bon Combat 5.15b/5.15c (9b/9b+), La Cova de l’Ocell, Spain by Chris Sharma, Jakob Schubert
Move 5.15b/5.15c (9b/9b+), Flatanger, Norway by Adam Ondra
Akira 5.15b (9b), Charente, France by Fred Rouhling
Ali Hulk 5.15b (9b), Rodellar, Spain bu Dani Andrada, Magnus Midtbø
Chaxi Raxi 5.15b (9b), Oliana, Spain b Adam Ondra
Chilam Balam 5.15b (9b), Villanueva del Rosario, Spain by Bernabé Fernández, Adam Ondra, Sébastien Bouin, Dani Andrada, Edu Marin
C.R.S. 5.15b (9b), Mollans, France by Adam Ondra
Delincuente Natural 5.15b (9b), Rodellar, Spain by Dani Andrada
Disbelief 5.15b (9b), Canmore, Canada by Adam Ondra
Eagle 4 5.15b (9b), Saint Léger du Ventoux, France by Adam Ondra
Fight Club 5.15b (9b), Canmore, Canada by Alex Megos
Fight or Flight 5.15b (9b), Oliana, Spain by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Sachi Amma, Matty Hong
First Round First Minute 5.15b (9b), Margalef, Spain by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Alex Megos, Stefano Ghisolfi
Golpe de Estado 5.15b (9b), Siurana, Spain by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra
Iron Curtain 5.15b (9b), Flatanger, Norway by Adam Ondra
Jumbo Love 5.15b (9b), Clark Mountain, USA by Chris Sharma, Ethan Pringle, Jonathan Siegrist
La Barriere 5.15b (9b), Jansegg, Switzerland by Pirmin Bertle
La Capella 5.15b (9b), Siurana, Spain by Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Daniel Woods
La Planta de Shiva 5.15b (9b), Villanueva de Rosario, Spain by Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Angela Eiter
Lapsus 5.15b (9b), Andonno, Italy by Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra
Mamichula 5.15b (9b), Oliana, Spain by Adam Ondra
Move Hard 5.15b (9b), Flatanger, Norway by Adam Ondra

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