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


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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.”

Source: ukclimbing.com

IMAGE: Adam Ondra © Pierre Délas/Kairn

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