Climber Chris Sharma first stumbled upon the route that would become known as Alasha (named for his daughter) after swimming for four hours along the northern coastline of Mallorca. He ended up working the route, which he called “a stunning piece of stone in a very epic location” over five years, regularly falling into the water from the toughest spot about 60 feet up. He finally sent it in 2016—exactly a decade after he made the first ascent of Mallorca’s Es Pontas, which has only been sent twice since. While Sharma declined to rate this particular route, he compared its difficulty to a 5.15b (which would make it slightly easier than Dawn Wall).
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