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Climbing is something that people become very passionate about. If you have recently started climbing, then you know how thrilling the experience can be. Getting out there and challenging yourself is something that can push you to greater heights. If you’re interested in challenges, then keep reading to learn about the hardest sport climbing spots in the world. 

Silence 5.15d (9c)

Silence 5.15d (9c) is known as the most difficult sports climbing spot in the world right now. It’s located in Hanshallaren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. This is the only known spot in the world that has the rating of 5.15d (9c), and it was bolted in 2013 by Adam Ondra. He’s the one who proposed the rating by noting that it was a harder climb than any others he had attempted. 

Change 5.15c (9b+)

This climbing location can also be found in Hanshallaren Cave in Flatanger, Norway. It’s the first sport climb that was ever rated 5.15c (9b+). Adam Ondra bolted and ascended this climb in 2012. No one else has completed the climb yet. 

La Dura Dura 5.15c (9b+)

La Dura Dura 5.15c (9b+) has the distinction of being the second climb with the 5.15c (9b+) rating. This one is located in Oliana, Catalonia, Spain. It was bolted in 2009 by a climber named Chris Sharma and then redpointed by Adam Ondra in 2013. Chris Sharma completed the climb one month later in 2013 to verify the rating. 

Perfecto Mundo 5.15c (9b+)

Perfecto Mundo is another difficult climb that was bolted by Chris Sharma years ago. He wasn’t able to complete it, but a climber named Alex Megos was able to do so. This put Megos in elite company as he became the first climber aside from Adam Ondra to complete the first ascent of such a difficult sports climb. 

Vasil Vasil 5.15c (9b+)

Vasil Vasil is another incredibly challenging sports climb that Adam Ondra ascended first. It’s located near a limestone crag known as Sloup. This is near Brno in the Czech Republic. Ondra managed to complete this climb in 2013 after bolting it several years earlier.