Above The Sea
United States / 2017 / 16'
At the peak of his legendary climbing career, Chris Sharma remains the world’s greatest practitioner of deep water soloing — climbing ropeless above the sea. Ten years after his legendary ascent of a majestic arch, Chris returns to the Mediterranean island of Majorca where he discovers a beautiful, sweeping wall with small holds running up its face. If he can link the moves, and endure the numerous heart-stopping plunges into the sea, he will establish what may be the world’s hardest deep water solo climb.
An expert climbing director, he has made several films about mountaineering. With Big UP Productions he has made numerous films since 1997, including Honnold 3.0. Wiht Valley Uprising (2014) he won the Golden Gentian "Città di Bolzano" and the UIAA Prize at the 63. Trento Film Festival.