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Jakub Konečný climbs Catxasa at Santa Linya, his first 9a+

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On 31/12/2018 at Santa Linya in Spain the 19-year-old Czech climber Jakub Konečný redpointed Catxasa, his first 9a+ sports climb.

New Czech kid on the block. Young Jakub Konečný can look back on a stellar year, and in 2018 he literally exploded on the international scene with ten 9a’s and, just before New Year’s Eve, one 9a+, Catxasa at Santa Linya.

This climb up through the enormous Spanish cave freed by Chris Sharma in 2011 was famously first repeated by Ramon Julian Puigblanque in 2012 when the thermometer hit 39°C… 19-year-old Konečný sent the route in very different conditions after putting in just 5 days of effort, on the very last attempt of the day and also the last day of the year.

It is worth pointing out that Konečný placed sixth last September at the Lead World Championships 2018, behind the likes of Domen Škofic, Meichi Narasaki, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert.

Konečný thanks: Climbing Technology, Rafiki, Amuerte, Triop, Red Bull


31/12/2018 Catxasa 9a+, Santa Linya
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03/10/2018 Martin Krpan 9a, Mišja Peč, Slovenia
30/09/2018 Sanjski Par 2 9a, Mišja Peč, Slovania
28/07/2018 Pure Dreaming 9a, Massone, Italy
25/07/2018 Under Vibes 9a, Massone, Italy
23/07/2018 Underground 9a, Massone, Italy
24/06/2018 Procesor 9a/9a+, Višňové, Czech Republic
24/06/2018 Proces Višňové 9a, Czech Republic

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