Ramonet makes 2nd ascent of Samfaina, 9a

© Miquel Roman
Ramon Julian Puigblanque on Samfaina, 9a, Margalef
© Miquel Roman
Warm and humid at Margalef yesterday, but this didn't stop Ramon Julian Puigblanque from making the 2nd ascent of another 9a. Samfaina, put up by Chris Sharma a couple of weeks ago, in the Raco de la finestra sector (yes, that's the sector for which I declared the season officially over a month or so back...), was an old Andoni Perez project for which he needed a handful of tries. He was close to making it a one day ascent, but as his skin was rapidly deteriorating, he decided to leave it for the following day. This turned out to be a wise decision as he came back and did it on his first try the day after.

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5 Jul, 2010
How many 9a's exist in the world. Are we talking 50, 100. more?
5 Jul, 2010
I'd say somewhere around 200.
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