Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next 'King Line' Chris Sharma is hailed as the world's best rock climber and has mastered some of the most spectacular and difficult routes in the sport's history.
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Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next 'King Line'

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Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next 'King Line'

Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next 'King Line'

Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next 'King Line'

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Sharma, 26, has been climbing professionally for a decade. He is considered the world's best rock climber. Coburn Dukehart, NPR hide caption

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Sharma, 26, has been climbing professionally for a decade. He is considered the world's best rock climber.

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"To be able to have a really intimate relationship with the rock is something really special, I think. That's the heart of climbing," Sharma says. Coburn Dukehart, NPR hide caption

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"To be able to have a really intimate relationship with the rock is something really special, I think. That's the heart of climbing," Sharma says.

Coburn Dukehart, NPR