Dani Andrada on Era Bella, 9a, Margalef
UKC News, Dec 2011
© Bernardo Gimenez
As seem to have become a tradition, many of the French top climbers spend this time a year in Cataluńa, Spain. Not that this is in anyway limited to the French.
16 year old wiz kid Enzo Oddo has spent a lot of time on the classic La Rambla original, 9a+, in the El Pati sector at Siurana. After twentyfive or so attempts, he did the 7th ascent after Ramón Julián, Edu Marin, Chris Sharma, Andreas Bindhammer, Patxi Usobiaga and Adam Ondra.
The original route, named La Rambla was put up by Alexander Huber in 1994 and given 8c+.
This was Enzo's 4th 9a+.
Meanwhile at Siurana, Sébastien Bouin climbed his second ~9a in short time by repeating Chris Sharma's 50m Era Bella, 9a, in six tries.