Chris Sharma

Once you reach a certain point in your career it’s great to be able to sit back and reflect upon what you’ve accomplished. It’s gratifying to see in hindsight how far you’ve come and this vantage point you can also look forward to what you have yet to achieve in the future. At the age of 29 professional climber Chris Sharma is in a good position to see the route his life has taken so far and start making plans to a forge a new line, a course of travel into the years that lie ahead.

Known as one of the strongest sport climbers in world today, Chris Sharma continues to set the curve for aspiring and professional rock monkeys alike. Appearing in several feature films he first came to my attention back in 2007 during a pre-release screening of the movie King Lines. In this production from Sender Films Sharma introduced audiences to the emerging discipline of deep water soloing where climbers scale incredibly hard routes on rock faces high above ocean pools. In King Lines he works a particularly difficult problem whose crux is a 7-foot dyno to be stuck or risk a 60-foot fall to sea below.

Combining athleticism and a profound appreciation for the natural world Chris Sharma is a climber of both strength and grace that defines the lifestyle and passion of a man comfortable in the profession he loves.

See Chris Sharma in  Sender Film’s “First Ascent: The Series” available on DVD and online download in September

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Author:James Mills

I'm a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.

6 Responses to “Chris Sharma”

  1. Gmail
    June 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    Please keep interviews interesting to those of us will actually sit down and listen to an “audio interview” I'd highly recommend doing only video interviews and asking things that pertain to this decade.

  2. sidepull
    June 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    It might be good for you to add a link to BigUPproductions since they co-produced/directed King Lines.

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