There were 21 new 5.15 routes climbed last year and over 50 ascents of 5.15a or harder, many more than they previous years. With well over 300 sends of 5.15 since the grade was first climbed, there are now over 80 climbers who’ve sent the grade, including the historic sends by Margo Hayes, Anak Verhoeven and Angy Eiter in 2017.

Recently, Stefano Ghisolfi became the fourth climber to climb 5.15c, joining Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma and Alex Megos. 99boulder.com has compiled the hardest sport climbs in the world, this is an updated list to the start of February 2019.

The following are a selection of the 35 hardest routes from 99boulders.com list that includes 5.15b or harder, but not 5.15a/b. Full list here.

Hardest Climbs

Silence 5.15d (9c) at Flatanger, Norway / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Change 5.15c (9b+) at Flatanger, Norway / Climbed by Adam Ondra
La Dura Dura 5.15c (9b+) at Oliana, Spain / Climbed by Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma
Perfecto Mundo 5.15c (9b+) at Margalef, Spain / Climbed by Alex Megos, Stefano Ghisolfi
Vasil Vasil 5.15c (9b+) at Sloup, Czech Republic / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Move 5.15b/5.15c (9b/9b+) at Flatanger, Norway / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Akira 5.15b (9b) at Charente, France / Climbed by Fred Rouhling
Ali Hulk 5.15b (9b) at Rodellar, Spain / Climbed by Dani Andrada, Magnus Midtbø
Chaxi Raxi 5.15b (9b) at Oliana, Spain / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Chilam Balam 5.15b (9b) at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain / Climbed by Bernabé Fernández (see notes), Adam Ondra, Sébastien Bouin, Dani Andrada, Edu Marin

C.R.S. 5.15b (9b) at Mollans, France / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Delincuente Natural 5.15b (9b) at Rodellar, Spain / Climbed by Dani Andrada
Disbelief 5.15b (9b) at Acephale, Canada / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Eagle 4 5.15b (9b) at Saint Léger du Ventoux, France / Climbed by Adam Ondra
El Bon Combat 5.15b (9b) at La Cova de l’Ocell Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Jakob Schubert
Fight Club 5.15b (9b) at Ravens Crag, Canada / Climbed by Alex Megos

Fight or Flight 5.15b (9b) at Oliana, Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Sachi Amma, Matty Hong
First Round First Minute 5.15b (9b) at Margalef, Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Alex Megos, Stefano Ghisolfi
Golpe de Estado 5.15b (9b) at Siurana, Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra
Iron Curtain 5.15b (9b) at Flatanger, Norway / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Jumbo Love 5.15b (9b) at Clark Mountain, USA / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Ethan Pringle, Jonathan Siegrist
La Barriere 5.15b (9b) at Jansegg, Switzerland / Climbed by Pirmin Bertle
La Capella 5.15b (9b) at Siurana, Spain / Climbed by Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Daniel Woods
La Planta de Shiva 5.15b (9b) at Villanueva de Rosario, Spain / Climbed by Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert, Angela Eiter

Lapsus 5.15b (9b) at Andonno Italy / Climbed by, Stefano Ghisolfi, Adam Ondra
Mamichula 5.15b (9b) at Oliana, Spain / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Move Hard 5.15b (9b) at Flatanger, Norway / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Neanderthal 5.15b (9b) at Santa Linya, Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Jakob Schubert
One Slap 5.15b (9b) at Arco, Italy / Climbed by Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi
Queen Line 5.15b (9b) at Arco Italy / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Rainman 5.15b (9b) at Malham Cove, United Kingdom / Climbed by Steve McClure
Robin Ud 5.15b (9b) at Alternatívna stena, Slovakia / Climbed by Adam Ondra
Soul Mate 5.15b (9b) at Gozen Rock, Japan / Climbed by Sachi Amma
Stoking the Fire 5.15b (9b) at Santa Linya Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Jakob Schubert
Alasha 5.15b (9b) at Mallorca, Spain / Climbed by Chris Sharma

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