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Piotr Schab climbing La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana in Spain
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Adam Ondra and Piotr Schab send 9a+ in Spain


Sport climbing in Spain: Adam Ondra has sent Catxasa at Santa Linya while Piotr Schab has redointed La Rambla in Siurana. Both climbs are graded 9a+.

If you head to any of Spain’s crags in winter, chances are you can hear a multitude of different languages being spoken as the country has rapidly transformed into the world’s premier sport climbing destination during the colder months. Two days ago Czech and Polish echoed across the walls of Santa Linya and Siurana, as Adam Ondra had sent Catxasa and Piotr Schab had redpointed legendary La Rambla. Both climbs are graded 9a+.

While Ondra with the world’s first 9c certainly needs no introduction, 22-year-old Schab is less well known. He has sent a handful of 9a+ though, including Biographie at Céüse in France and Gancho Perfecto at Margalef in Spain. Perhaps even more impressive though was his summer 2018 first onsight first ascent of an 8c at Cuenca.


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