After blowing out his shoulder, British strongman Dave MacLeod set himself a lofty goal: send Chris Sharma's new-age testpiece Catalán Witness the Fitness, a shouldery roof problem that has been graded variously V15 and V14 by repeaters.
It's the 24-year-old Italian's fourth climb circa 5.15b.
Mike Foley makes the fifth ascent of the Chris Sharma testpiece Dreamcatcher (5.14d) in Squamish, B.C., Canada.
Chris Sharma makes the first ascent of Alasha, a deep water solo route on the Mallorcan coastline in Spain. Though he has not officially graded the climb, it is likely in the 5.15 realm.
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Catalunya, Spain, is to sport climbing what Camp 4 was to climbing in the 1970s—a boiling crucible with all the baddest routes and best climbers in the world.
Chris Sharma had nearly given up on his project when Adam Ondra came to town—and started making progress. The story of how the world's hardest climb was born.