More on Orbayu

Nico Favresse on the crux pitch of Orbayu, 61 kb
Nico Favresse on the crux pitch of Orbayu
© Bernardo Gimenez

There is now a full report from Nico and Adam on Black Diamond's website.
Both climbers says it is an exceptional route and that they would like to thank the Pou brothers for their vision for this line and their effort to put it up. On the unavoidable subject of the grade, they say they felt the route was a bit easier than the grade given. Instead of 8c+/9a for the crux pitch, they suggest 8c or 8b+ depending on your height.

I mentioned in the update that Adam had had an accident after the ascent:
Unfortunately last Friday, two days after sending Orbayu, Adam fell 20 meters to the ground after breaking a hold and ripping off 3 pieces of gear. We were trying to free a new line, which was the main plan for our trip. Adam is staying at the moment at the Oviedo's hospital recovering from a broken sacrum, sternum and L1 vertebra. The project will have to wait a bit... but Adam is already in good spirit.

Good to hear Adam is recovering!

Adam Pustelnik recovering from his injuries, 72 kb
Adam Pustelnik recovering from his injuries
© Bernardo Gimenez

Nico Favresse and Adam Pustelnik are both sponsored by: Black Diamond

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