Orbayu, 8c MP by Cédric Lachatby Björn Pohl - UKC Jul/2014
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Kairn reports Cédric Lachat has repeated the Pou-brothers' Orbayu, ~8c MP, in the Picos de Europa, Asturia, Spain.
The project has been plagued by bad weather, alternating between cold and fog, but after three weeks of effort, he finally succeeded.
The four first pitches were opened by the Pou-brothers. Then the rest of the 500 m route follows an old aid-line. This means the style of the climbing is "adventurous", meaning you have to place your own protection most of the time but with pitons here and there.
According to Cédric it's vital that you have some experience in the art of placing gear as it's sometimes difficult and a mistake could result in a ground fall, like what happened to Adam Pustelnik (and he doesn't exactly lack experience!).
Nina Caprez worked the route together with Cédric, so the plan now is to hang around and keep working it until she feels ready for the redpoint push.
Julien Nadiras and Sam Bié, a couple of France's best film makers are working on a video which will be released... later.
In the meantime, here is a video about Nico Favresse's and Adam Pustelnik's ascent:
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