Chris Sharma's strategic strike of Maple CanyonSharma onsights two 5.14b's and more... Chris Sharma, fresh off his recent standard-setting send of Jumbo Love (5.15b) at Clark Mountain, made a weekend stopover in Maple Canyon, Utah on his way to Mill Creek. He went directly to the Pipe Dream, a massive cave capped by a huge 70-foot roof and known for technical horizontal climbing on Maple's signature cobbles, and onsighted T-Rex, one of the three 5.14b's in the cave.
Bull of Africa 2008The first 12 hours in an adventure race is for me the worst, it is going a bit too fast and all the teams including us are a bit stressed. It is so much nicer the longer the race is going on. For me the challenge is the mental to make the team work together and be able to take good decisions even if you are physically tired and are very sleep deprivated. During a race that is 5 days we sleep about 8 hours all together if everything goes well. By Mats Andersson:
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Chris Sharma sent his hardest route![updated]
Big Up production report they filmed Chris Sharma sending his project at Clark Mountain! It's called Jumbo Love [5.15b], and it's probably the hardest sport climbing route in the world... You know, this gigantic route featured in King Lines (Big Up film about Sharma climber's life), and where Chris takes huge falls in a massive overhanging wall ? It's without doubt Chris' hardest route ever. Congratulations, Chris !
Natural Games - the videoFrom 25th to 29th of June.2008, the Natural Games in Millau (Aveyron - France) put together the most impressive outdoor' crazy athletes ! This
fusion of four universes gathered for the first time all the people of the outdoor community - climb, ride and fun... Check out the Natural Games video [18 minutes] and witness Adam Ondra's first ascent of "Natural Games #1" (8c).