La Dura Dura

FA Grade:

9b+

First Ascent:
Adam Ondra - February 07, 2013
Area:
Oliana
Style:
Sport Route
Repeated By:
Chris Sharma - March 23, 2013
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Ascent 1 of La Dura Dura by Adam Ondra

Date of Ascent:

February 07, 2013

Suggested Grade:

9b+

Notes:

Watch him projecting the route on "Reel Rock Tour 2012".

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Adam Ondra... interview after La Dura Dura 9b+ at Oliana
Well, when I set off I felt significantly weaker than before, I barely made it through the first part. Somehow though I miraculously didn't fall off those terrible 2 moves that had tested me so much in the past and I managed to reach the jug. I really don’t know how! As I did I felt my heart skip a beat, I was on the rest but it was really hard to calm down, recover well and get ready for the final 8b section.

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Ascent 2 of La Dura Dura by Chris Sharma

Date of Ascent:

March 23, 2013

Suggested Grade:

9b+

Notes:

Watch him projecting the route on "Reel Rock Tour 2012".

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Simon Carter's report on La Dura Dura
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.

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Chris Sharma, the La Dura Dura interview
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.

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Chris Sharma Repeats La Dura Dura (5.15c) in Spain
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.

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