Planta de Shiva, 9b, by Jakob Schubert

Jakob Schubert on Planta de Shiva, 9b, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, 134 kb
Jakob Schubert on Planta de Shiva, 9b, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain
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Jakob Schubert has made the 2nd ascent of Adam Ondra's Planta de Shiva, 9b, at Villanueva del Rosario near Malaga in southern Spain. Last year at roughly the same time he did his first 9b, Chris Sharma's Fight or flight.

This means Jakob is only the 4th ever, after Sharma, Ondra and Andrada to climb two 9b's.

After the biggest fight of my life I managed to clip the anchor of this amazing 9b in Villanueva del Rosario. 2nd Ascent after Adam Ondra. Super happy and proud to have send this one, my hardest route so far. Time for fiesta!​

So, Jakob, it's becoming a good tradition for you climbing 9b on your Christmas break! 

Yeah obviously I have the most time during the winter for some bigger rock trips and I love the challenge of such a hard route, so it was the goal for this trip once again.

I got the impression you sort of gave up on the route and then came back... True?​

Yeah that is true, I really struggled in the beginning and had the wrong mindset, climbed some other routes over a few days and returned with a lot more motivation and confidence.

Never surrender!

Must be a great feeling to sort of beat your own mind like that!
Yeah man, was a very great process in which I learned a lot about myself.

For more from Jakob; listen to this podcast

Jakob Schubert is sponsored by: Barracuda, Glorify Unbreakable, La Sportiva, Mammut and Squadra holds


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