June 8, 2012 posted by

Kids These Days

I know I’m supposed to continue on with Santa Barbara’s climbing history but have been too busy so I’m dusting off an old video of Chris Sharma doing what, at the time (2001), was the hardest route in the world. It’s in the news because today Adam Ondra got a camera crew together and tried to flash it, which is simply ridiculous.

He didn’t, so at least there is something in climbing he can’t do, but this thing just seemed so far out there when Chis did it that even the attempt is almost impossible to fathom. He did manage to flash the first pitch of the route, which had never been done, falling on the final crux. All I have to say about this is “Hey, kid, get off my lawn.”

here’s a video of the attempt.

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