Oliana action [update]

© Jakob Schubert

This year's Cataluña season hasn't lived up to the high expectations. At least not yet. Sure, we've seen the odd 9a and 8c+ ascent, but it's been nothing like last year. Perhaps things are about to change however.

We haven't heard much from Mr Sharma lately, but now it's seems the giant has awaken. The other day, he made the FA of Power inverter, 9a+, at Oliana.

Not far from there and at roughly the same time, Austrian Jakob Schubert repeated Markus Bock's Duele la realidad, 8c+, and Dani Andrada made the 2nd ascent of Ramonet's extended version, which weighs in around 9a. The difference is quite significant. Markus' version is sub 20 m while Ramon's is around 50. According to Dani, it's an ~8c/+ into another ~8c/+.

Jakob Schubert
© Jakob Schubert

Source: 8a

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18 Dec, 2010
Well there's some none news if ever I've heard any. Are you really reporting a lack of news?
18 Dec, 2010
Two ascents I otherwise wouldn't have heard of. Hardly setting the world alight but vaguely interesting to see nonetheless. If you don't like it get over it, it must have taken about 30 seconds tops to read. I'd prefer Bjorn to be doing something rather than nothing...
19 Dec, 2010
This year's Cataluña season hasn't lived up to the high expectations... Really,I think it might have done for Tom Bolger?
20 Dec, 2010
// is quite good. Cheers for spreading your bitterness. Chris
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