Chris Sharma on his new route Pachamama (9a+/5.15a). Photo by Pete O’Donovan / Momentumvm.com.
News Link: Chris Sharma has redpointed a 50-meter new route at Oliana, Spain, that he called Pachamama (9a+/5.15a). Sharma said the route is “very pumpy and psychological,” and is harder than the neighboring Papichulo (9a+, also a Sharma FA) and other Spanish 5.15a routes he has repeated, but he’s not sure it merits the 5.15b rating.
Date of Ascent: May 2009