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Sharma Working a New Route in Cova de l’Ocell

Pre COVID-19 lockdown, of course. Cova de l’Ocell has become Sharma's home crag the past several years, and he's got several projects there at any given time. This one looks nails.

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Cova de l’Ocell has become Sharma’s home crag the past several years, and he’s got several projects there at any given time. This one looks nails.

Last year Sharma polished off a traverse at Cova de l’Ocell that probably equates to a 5.14d route. He named it Super Blood Wolf Moon, and said, “I was able to finish off this beautiful and sustained traverse I’ve been working in the last couple weeks. About 30 moves and if I had to put a grade on it I’d say it’s comparable to a 9a [5.14d] route. I know there is a traverse rating system but no idea how it works. Anyone know what this could be? Anyways great to get out in nature and escape the vortex. So important for my sanity to get outside and touch rock!”

Cova de l’Ocell is also where Sharma established El Bon Combat, which he originally grade 9b/+ (5.15b/c), but seems to have settled somewhere in the 9a+/b (5.15a/b) range following repeats by Jakob Schubert and Felipe Camargo.


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