March 23, 2013
Watch him projecting the route on "Reel Rock Tour 2012".
The scene and vibe here at the moment is insane and yesterday must have been one of the best days ever. I’m sure everyone at the crag was super psyched to watch Chris Sharma put in an inspiring effort to send his long-term project La Dura Dura (9b+ or 38); certainly the hardest route in the world at the moment.
Perhaps I'd just worked the route into submission! As I said, in the past I'd had my chances but I'd been unlucky. So I guess I just got really strong, I didn't make any mistakes at all and when I finally did it I felt as if I wasn't really at my complete limit.
Getting Adam’s perspective was really important. I’d practically written the route off, and when we decided to work it together, he brought it back to life. It was a healthy process for both of us, we fed off each other’s motivation, and through him I think I became a better climber myself.