Ascent 1 of Es Pontas by Chris Sharma

Date of Ascent:

September 28, 2006

Suggested Grade:

Unknown

Notes:

Ungraded, but should be in the 9a+/9b range. Watch the ascent on "King Lines".

Link:

Chris Sharma Joins Sanuk Footwear
In September, 2006, Sharma completed his most difficult project since Realization, a deep-water solo beneath a 65-foot arch-shaped rock islet called Es Pontas, off the coast of Mallorca, Spain. The crux of the route features a difficult dynamic move, leaping from one set of holds to the next while 35 feet above the water, which apparently took Sharma 50 or more attempts to successfully complete. The route tentatively holds the same name as the islet. It is not yet graded, though the popular climbing website www.8a.nu has suggested 9b.