Ruben Firnenburg in Siurana, Spain
Björn Pohl - UKC, Dec 2013
© Firnenburg coll.
Teenagers Ruben Firnenburg (16) from Germany and Domen Škofic (19) from Slovenia have done one 9a each in Spain.
This time of year, traditionally a lot of strong climbers gather in Spain to celebrate and perhaps do some climbing. This year was no different and a lot of young talent is there as we speak.
Ruben and Domen can already relax. Ruben managed to repeat Chris Sharma's Era Vella at Margalef, while Domen did Estado critico at Siurana.
Domen comments on facebook that he: ...needed 6 tries and I fell from the top 3 times. Felt soo easy didn't even get pumped this time. Respect to Alexander Megos for the on-sight ... crazy! I can imagine flashing it with good tick marks but not on-sighting even in my dreams.