Three degrees of separation (5.14d), repeated by Ondra


In 2007, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of Three degrees of separation in the Biographie sector at Céüse, France. The only(?) way to get passed the three blank sections on the ~25m route is to dyno. Until now, no one has been able to repeat the route, and it’s not due to lack of attention.

“To me [Three Degrees of Separation] felt like the hardest route in Céüse,” Ondra said in an interview with UK Climbing, “but that doesn’t mean that it is definitely at least 9a+ [5.15a], because it doesn’t fit me that well, but my suggestion is 9a+, and we will see.”


IMAGE: Adam Ondra © Pierre Délas/Kairn

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