Jakob Schubert repeats Catxasa, 9a+

Jakob Schubert has repeated Catxasa, 9a+, at Santa Linya. As so often when it comes to hard routes in Catalunia, the first ascent was done by Chris Sharma (2011).

Jakob Schubert on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya, 98 kb
Jakob Schubert on Catxasa, 9a+, Santa Linya
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Sent 'Catxasa' [9a+] in prime conditions in the Santa Linya cave today.
Checked out Neanderthal briefly today, one of the very last ones I'm missing at this crag, I definitely like it but have to come back another time since it's pretty soaked right now...

If he wants to go for something slightly harder, there is always Ramon Julian Puigblanque's extension of Catxasa, which adds an 8b section and bumps the over all grade up to 9a+/b or so.

As far as I know this extension hasn't seen any repeats.

Jakob Schubert is sponsored by: La Sportiva and Mammut

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There's a good vid of Tom Bolger attempting Catxasa in 2011, the same year Sharma did the F.A. Shows the steepness of the route really well. 9a into an 8c+ apparently. Watch out for the horrendous looking mono move at...
Impressive stuff. Presumably it didn't take that long since he only just did Stoking the Fire a few days ago. Also worth reporting is that Janja Garnbret did a second 9a at Santa Linya the day before.

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