Chris Sharma completes first ascent of Stoking the Fire (5.15b)


“Last week Chris Sharma completed the first ascent of Stoking the Fire (5.15b) in the massive cave of Santa Linya in Catalunya, Spain. Perhaps the most prolific first ascentionist of high-end sport climbs, Sharma not only envisions and bolts these futuristic lines, but he also has the ability and work ethic to send them. Stoking the Fire is another example of Sharma operating at the highest level of the game. Rock and Ice caught up with Sharma the day after he clipped the chains of Stoking the Fire– which happened to be the same day Adam Ondra sent La Dura Dura (5.15c)– to learn more about this burly route.” – From Rock and Ice Magazine

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