Chris Sharma on Joe Mama (5.15a/9a+)

In case you haven’t seen it before, this is the story of what Chris Sharma does: once again—in seemingly casual fashion—Chris sends what most of the world would consider impossibly hard. But even though we see the story repeat itself in a now-normal frequency, watching him climb doesn’t get old.

So, here it is: Chris tries Joe Mama (5.15a/9a+), can’t do it, and so he takes a break and has a kid and trains a bit. Some time later, kicking it at home with a beer in-hand, he thinks about heading back out to Joe Mama. And in his words:

I was like what the hell, I’ll get back on Joe Mama. And yeah—[insert zipper swooshing sound]—crushed it. It was awesome.

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