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The last stage of the Climbing World Cup Lead, held in Kranj Slovenia last weekend was won by Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic and Mina Markovic from Slovenia. The overall World Cup 2009 was won by Johanna Ernst from Austria and Adam Ondra, Patxi Usobiaga (ESP) and Jain Kim (KOR) won silver, Sachi Amma (JPN) and Maja Vidmar (SLO) bronze.
Patxi Usobiaga from Spain has climbed Hades 9a at the Austrian crag Götterwand second go, just like Adam Ondra on Der Heilige Graal 9a in Germany's Frankenjura.
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.
This too is what rock climbing and the Melloblocco is all about: a normal story about a happy day climbing with Patxi Usobiaga and Curt Marazzi.
The sixth and final stage of the Lead World Cup 2008 took place in Slovenia's Kranj last weekend and was won by Johanna Ernst from Austria, ahead of Maja Vidmar and Akiyo Noguchi. Klemen Becan from Slovenia won the men's event, ahead of Jorg Verhoeven and Patxi Usobiaga. Ernst and Verhoeven win the overall World Cup 2008.
Interview with the Basque climber after his victory in the European Championship and his recent ascent of Action Direct.
Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga and young Johanna Ernst from Austria win the 22nd Rock Master in Arco.
Patxi Usobiaga, on tour and on firing form, proposes the world's first 8c+ on-sight, Bizi euskara at Etxauri, Spain.
On Tuesday 27 November Patxi Usobiaga redpointed La Rambla 9a+ in Siurana, one of the reference routes for this incredible grade.
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).
The seventh stage of the World Cup Lead was held in Valence (Fra) last weekend and was won by Patxi Usobiaga from Spain and Maja Vidmar from Slovenia.
The second edition of the ARCO ROCK LEGENDS took place in Arco (Trentino, Lake Garda, Italy) on 07/09/07. Patxi Usobiaga from Spain won the second SALEWA ROCK AWARD while David Lama from Austria won the LA SPORTIVA COMPETITION AWARD.
Patxi Usobiaga on-sights "Andujar power" at Fataga, Canaries, "Proyect de ricar" at El Rio, Tenerife and "Teken" at Etxauri, Navarra all 8b+ and repeats "Begi puntuan" 9a at Etxauri. Edu Marín Garcia and Chris Sharma make the 2nd and 3rd ascent of La Rambla original 9a+
Patxi Usobiaga and Angela Eiter win the Climbing World Cup Lead 2006. David Lama and Maja Vidmar win final stage in Kranj.
Patxi Usobiaga has onsighted "Pata Negra" 8c at Rodellar, Spain.
At Gorges du Loup Patxi Usobiaga repeats Kinematix 9a and on-sights Sikaplus 8b, Soul sacrifice 8b, New power generation 8b and Hot Chili beans bolcano 8b+, while Irati Anda sends Deverse satanic 8a+ and Cascade 8a. At the end of May Andra redpointed Ongi Etorri 8b at the Baltzola Cave, Spain.
Patxi Usobiaga becomes the third person in the world to on-sight an 8c, 'Gaua' at Lezain (N. Spain). Wolfgang Güllich's Action Direct 9a has been repeated by Dai Koyamada and Markus Bock. Martina Cufar on-sights Paieda' 8a+ at Rodellar, Spain and Fred Rouhling makes the first ascent of "La voie du charpentier" 8c at Allonzier la caille, France
Patxi Usobiaga and Angela Eiter win the World Games 2005 held in Duisburg, Germany on 22-23 July
Patxi Usobiaga has onsighted Millenium 8b+ at Misja Pec, while Fred Rouhling has made teh first ascent of Mandallaz Drive at d’Allonzier la Caille, Haute-Savoie
A brief resumè of hard ascents by Markus Bendler, Steve McClure, Gérôme Pouvreau, Martina Cufar, Tomàs Mrazek, Patxi Usobiaga, Ueli Steck and Ines Papert.
On 29/07/2004 Patxi Usobiaga made the third ascent of 'Realization', 9a+ at Céüse.
Patxi Usobiaga on-sights “La Dita del Guerriero ” 8b+, Covolo and “Jurassic” 8b+ at nearby Erto, Italy, while Kilian Fischhuber flashes “Tai chi” 8c at the Lorünser Steinwand, Austria.
Sandrine Levet wins both the Difficulty and Bouldering events and wins Bouldering World Cup 2003. Jerome Meyer wins men's event and World Cup. Patxi Usobiaga wins men's Difficulty. World Cup 2003 won by Alexandre Chabot and Muriel Sarkany.in Edinburgh