The Secret Climb of Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz

Two living legends of rock climbing, Chris Sharma and Stefan Glowacz, have joined forces to establish a futuristic big-wall route.

By Rock and Ice | March 11th, 2014

Sport climbing and bouldering visionary, Chris Sharma.Two living legends of rock climbing have joined forces to establish a futuristic big-wall route. 

Stefan Glowacz, the German stalwart whose resume includes competition wins from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to big-wall first ascents in remote corners of the world, has teamed up with Chris Sharma, the California prodigy turned sport-climbing and bouldering visionary. Their plan is to climb a route that will require all of their combined skills. Specific details of the route are still being kept secret. The only clues are that the route is “big, unique and has never been done before and will likely never be done again.”
The indefatigable Stefan Glowacz.

Below is Episode 1 of Into the Light. Stay tuned for Episode 2, which airs Wednesday.

Into the light – Episode 1 from world of freesports on Vimeo.

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Remembering Ryan Johnson: A Visionary and a Dreamer

Ryan Johnson, 34, died in the Mendenhall Towers, outside Juneau, Alaska, sometime in the days following March 5, 2018. He had just completed a first ascent on the North Face of the Main Tower with his partner, Marc-André Leclerc, who also died on the descent. Below, Samuel Johnson (unrelated) remembers his close friend and partner Ryan—his achievements, his passion, his warmth, his kindness.

read more

Coloradans Dominate at 2018 North American Ice Climbing Championships

Warm conditions put an interesting spin on the speed comp, but the 32 athletes at the Championships made the most of it.

read more

Ueli Steck on Launching into the Void on Annapurna’s South Face

“I was completely detached from the world below. There was nothing but climbing. No goal, no future, no past. I was climbing in the here and now. One swing of the ice axe after the other, one step after the other.”

read more