First Round First Minute

FA Grade:

9b

Date of Ascent:

April 19, 2011

Suggested Grade:

9b

Notes:

Watch him projecting the route on "Reel Rock Tour 2010".

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Chris Sharma: First Round First Minute 5.15b
I had no expectations and wen I arrived at the loathsome reappoint crux, I didn’t think, just climbed and a few moments later I had the finishing jug in my hand. After so many times falling , I felt like I was in a dream. Its definitely one of my hardest routes, but the mental mountain I had to climb was really makes it stand out for me.

Date of Ascent:

February 03, 2014

Suggested Grade:

9b

Notes:

9-10 days

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Adam Ondra, interview after First Round First Minute repeat at Margalef
When he [Chris Sharma] first tried it he was using a much harder beta, and fell off that last section about 50 times. He eventually worked out an easier sequence and then sent it relatively quickly, but when you try something for so long it's hard to get a proper feel for things. I used that easier beta, too, and I'd say 9b fits perfectly.

Date of Ascent:

December 31, 2015

Suggested Grade:

9b

Notes:

5 days

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Date of Ascent:

January 30, 2017

Suggested Grade:

9b

Notes:

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First round, first minute, 9b, by Stefano Ghisolfi
Finally First round first minute fell!! After 3 days of rest due to rain and wetness, today, with a little bit of moisture, the belayed by the exceptional Alex [Megos] and rooting by Sara I managed to get the masterpiece freed by Chris Sharma and repeated by Adam Ondra and Alex Megos. Now first round also speaks a little Italian!

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VIDEO: Stefano Ghisolfi sending First Round First Minute.
EpicTV athlete Stefano Ghisholfi makes the fourth ascent of Chris Sharma's 9b 'First Round, First Minute' in Margalef, Spain, back in January, his second 9b after establishing Italy's first, Lapsus, in 2015.