Chris Sharma

Raised in Santa Cruz, California, Chris Sharma has been a professional climber for nearly half of his life, even though he didn’t start climbing until he was 12. He started at a climbing gym, won the Bouldering Nationals at 14, then, a year later, climbed the highest rated route in America (5.14c). Since then, his career has taken him around the world, where he has sent one impossible route after another, including an unforgettable arch in Majorca, which is the subject of the award-winning film, King Lines.