Sharma Sending Hard in China

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News Link: Chris Sharma is making quick work of many of China’s hardest sport climbs during the final stop of an Asian tour that included Japan and Korea. Among the beautiful karst formations of Yangshuo, China, Sharma has onsighted several 5.14 routes, including one 5.14b. He also repeated a controversial chipped route, American Gangster (8c/5.14b), without the chipped hold, and has established his own 8c, Spicy Noodle. Sharma bolted a possible 9a+/5.15a, but rain has kept him from working steadily on the project.

See video of Spicy Noodle and other climbs, plus lots more photos, at, as well as

Dates of Ascents: April 2009,

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