Oct 6, 2021

This First Ascent of Mallorca’s Legendary Es Pontás is Incredible

 

Chris Sharma envisioned a line up the underside of this free-standing limestone arch off the coast of Mallorca. Climbing ropeless above the Mediterranean Sea, Sharma spent months attempting the seven foot dyno, splashing down at least 50 times before finally sticking it, then falling many more times at the even harder lip of the arch.

He finally made the first ascent of this masterpiece in September, 2006. This is a remastered cut of the send, adapted from the original sequence in our Reel Rock’s feature documentary King Lines, available here: https://reelrocktour.com/collections/films/products/king-lines

Es Pontás (The Bridge) is unrated, but considered one of the hardest climbs in the world. It was unrepeated for a decade, and even today has only been done by two other climbers.

 

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