Home page Planetmountain.com
Patxi Usobiaga climbing Pachamama 9a+/9b, Oliana, Spain
Photo by Javi Pec

Patxi Usobiaga surpasses himself on Pachamama at Oliana

di

Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has climbed his hardest route to date, Pachamama 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain.

It was only the other day that we introduced 'El Luchador', i.e. Patxi Usobiaga the fighter who after a long layoff due to injury was attempting to take his climbing to another level by climbing Pachamama, a 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain freed by Chris Sharma in 2009. The 36-year-old has now repeated this 40 meter stamina test, telling planetmountain.com "Words fail me. I’ve dreamt about this moment for 8 years."

With this route the Basque climber has once again demonstrated the grit and determination that netted him three 9a+ in the past: Biographie at Ceuse in France in 2004, La Rambla at Siurana in 2007 and - after his injury and long rehab - Papichulo at Oliana last March. Worth mentioning is obviously his most famous climb of all: the world’s first 8c+ onsight, up Bizi euskaraz at Etxauri in Spain.

Unsurprisingly, Usobiaga has a pristine competition background. His numerous accolades include winning the Lead World Cup in 2006 and 2007, winning the Arco Rock Master in 2008 and the 2009 World Championship.



Link: www.lasportiva.com, Instagram Patxi Usobiaga , FB Patxi Usobiaga, www.pucseries.com

Share

NEWS / Related news:
Video: Patxi Usobiaga the fighter
03.11.2017
Video: Patxi Usobiaga the fighter
The second episode of the series 'Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva with Basque rock climber Patxi Usobiaga.
Patxi Usobiaga returns to 9a+ climbing form
01.04.2017
Patxi Usobiaga returns to 9a+ climbing form
Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has repeated Papichulo, a 9a+ sport climb at Oliana in Spain. This heralds a great return to form after injury.
Climbing World Championships, Qinghai, China
07.07.2009
Climbing World Championships, Qinghai, China
The IFSC Climbing World Championships drew to a close on 05/07/2009 in Qinghai with Patxi Usobiaga Lakunza (ESP) and Johanna Ernst (AUT) winning the Lead. The Russians Alexey Rubtsov and Yulia Abramchuk won the Bouldering event, while Speed was won by the Chinese Qixin Zhong and Cuilian He.
Patxi Usobiaga, Action Directe and victory after defeat
05.11.2008
Patxi Usobiaga, Action Directe and victory after defeat
Interview with the Basque climber after his victory in the European Championship and his recent ascent of Action Direct.
Paxti Usobiaga show: Bizi euskara first 8c+ on-sight
13.12.2007
Paxti Usobiaga show: Bizi euskara first 8c+ on-sight
Patxi Usobiaga, on tour and on firing form, proposes the world's first 8c+ on-sight, Bizi euskara at Etxauri, Spain.
Patxi Usobiaga strolls La Rambla and more
04.12.2007
Patxi Usobiaga strolls La Rambla and more
On Tuesday 27 November Patxi Usobiaga redpointed La Rambla 9a+ in Siurana, one of the reference routes for this incredible grade.
World Cup Lead 2007 won by Usobiaga and Vidmar
19.11.2007
World Cup Lead 2007 won by Usobiaga and Vidmar
Competing in Kranj, on 18/11 Maja Vidmar from Slovenia and Patxi Usobiaga from Spain won the Lead World Cup 2007. The Slovenian stage was won by Vidmar ahead Irati Anda Villanueva (ESP) and Lucka Franko (SLO), while Swiss Cédric Lachat won the men's event ahead of Flavio Crespi (ITA) and Tomasz Mrazek (CZE).
Patxi Usobiaga repeats Realization 9a+ at Ceuse
02.08.2004
Patxi Usobiaga repeats Realization 9a+ at Ceuse
On 29/07/2004 Patxi Usobiaga made the third ascent of Realization / Biographie, 9a+ at Céüse.

SEARCH news

ZONE

CATEGORY

Full text search

AUTHOR

EXPO / Products
EXPO / Company News
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
FORUM
CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra
  • Una via per te fatta in tre
    Prima ripetizione effettuata il 3/11. Da rettificare la diff ...
    2015-11-13 / maurizio piller%20hoffer
  • Via Hruschka
    Salita il 18 marzo 2015 con Alice, Federico e Stefano. Via v ...
    2015-03-20 / Giovanni Zaccaria