Chris Sharma at Malham

4 Mar 2009 15:33




This weekend The Climbing Works saw a flying visit from Chris Sharma who was mid lecture tour, so on Monday I took him up to Malham Cove in North Yorkshire. After nearly two hours of battling with the traffic we arrived at the crag. Chris was super psyched to be there even though it was very cold and slightly damp.

We warmed up with a cold top rope of 'Consenting Adults' (F7a) and then Chris was keen to get straight on 'Rainshadow' (F9a).

Chris made a rare onsight (possibly the first??) of 'Raindogs' (F8a) in ridiculously cold temperatures and then proceeded to work out the moves on the rest of 'Rainshadow' with relative ease and even power screaming when he was commited.

He then had a couple more very impressive redpoint attempts at Rainshadow but with no success. Chris commented on how good the route was and how he was psyched to come back and try it again.

Check out the atmospheric photos of Chris on-route. Sam