Usobiaga and Lama Win the Climbing Oscars at Arcoby Mick Ryan Sep/2007
This news story has been read 26,504 times
A jury comprised of 14 specialised climbing magazines nominated 5 rock climbers and 3 competition climbers and on Friday (7th September) they selected the winners.
This years Salewa Rock Award went to Patxi Usobiaga from Spain and David Lama from Austria was awarded the La Sportiva Competition Award.
Patxi Usobiaga, 27, was recognised for the first ascent of Begi Puntuan, 9a at Etxauri, Navarra, Spain, his second 8c on-sight Pata Negra, at Rodellar, Spain and a myriad of 8b+ on-sights.
David Lama, 17, was recognised for his debut in the senior World Cup: European Champion Lead, 2nd place in the World Cup Lead 2006 and winner of one stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2006.
You can read the full nominations at www.rockmaster.com
Last years Arco Rock Legends was won by Josune Bereziartu from Spain (Salewa Rock Award) and Angela Eiter from Austria (La Sportiva Competition Award)
Last year we totally surprised ourselves - we ran a footless comp and somehow it worked. It actually worked so well that we felt... Read more
British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard has made the first ascent of what appears to be the hardest dry-tool line to... Read more