Catalunya Report - F8c onsight, F9a new route

After poor early-Autumn weather, conditions are finally improving in Catalunya, heralding a flurry of important ascents over recent days. Dani Andrada climbing as strongly as ever, returned to his beloved Santa Linya, where he established  'Analogica Natural (extension)' (9a) on the very steep rock to the right of 'Digital System' (8c).

Meanwhile, the awesome walls of Oliana (sector deportivo-Rumbau) played host to one of the most impressive weekend's climbing ever, as Chris Sharma on-sighted routes graded 8b+/8c and 8c on consecutive days.

The action started on Saturday morning, when our own Steve McClure, after very little preparation the day before, made a fine ascent (possibly the 4th) of 'Humildes pa Casa' (8c).

Read the full report with photos in this UKC mini article: Catalunya Report

Thanks got to Pete O'Donovan for his excellent report and stunning photography.

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