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Patxi Usobiaga climbing Papichulo 9a+ at Oliana in Spain
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Paxti Usobiaga on-sighting "Bizi euskaraz" 8c+ at Etxauri
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Paxti Usobiaga on La Rambla 9a+, Siurana
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Patxi Usobiaga climbing Action Direct, 9a, Frankenjura, Germany
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The second episode of the series 'Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva with Basque rock climber Patxi Usobiaga.

After the first episode with Jacopo Larcher, here’s the next in the miniseries 'Strange Heroes’ by La Sportiva. This time the spotlight is on Basque power house Patxi Usobiaga, the climber who in 2007 entered the record books by becoming the first person in the world to onsight 8c+, with his first ascent of Bizi euskaraz at Etxauri in Spain.

Just when he was at the apex of his career, the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Lead World Cup and 2009 World Champion was forced to stop climbing due to a car accident in 2011.

After a long, painful and frustrating road to recovery Usobiaga returned to his former fitness and in April this year he even managed to redpoint his third 9a+. Usobiaga the fighter, Usobiaga El Luchador!



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