9a FA by Ramonet

Just back from the WC in China, where he placed a for him I suspect disappointing 4th, Ramon Julian Puigblanque got his revange by making the FA of Duele la realidad extension at Oliana, Spain. The original route was put up by Markus Bock early this year and was, because of it's relative shortness, ~20m, an anomaly at Oliana were big rigs is the standard. An anomaly that needed to be corrected as it were.

Ramon's extended version stands 50 m tall and bumps the grade up from 8c+ to 9a.

Ramon Julian Puigblanque on Duele la realidad, 9a
© M. Alba

Ramon is sponsored by: Tenaya, Beal, Trango world and Top 30

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2 Nov, 2010
Go repeat some hard stuff that's more interesting.
2 Nov, 2010
pretty pointless reply there matey. why bother? as to the news - how does another 30m of climbing only bump up the grade such a short way? genuinely interested! does the angle relax significantly or something?
2 Nov, 2010
So 9a isn't hard? Or is this just you being bitter about this thread?http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=428965
3 Nov, 2010
to take it up to 9a require some more sustained action, so you'd expect the climbing to be around the same difficulty, but without the hard cruxes (or something along those lines)
4 Nov, 2010
In fairness to you, you are only 15, plenty of us were arseholes in one way or another when we were 15, my advice to you is to stop being one.
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