A major fire raged in the Spanish sports climbing Mecca Oliana. How much has the climbing area suffered? We summarize and clarify.
The Catalan province of Lleida and with it the world-famous sports climbing area of Oliana were hit by a major fire. There are no injuries. The extinguishing work is still ongoing.
Janja Garnbret is currently the dominator in competition climbing. Between her World Cup, World Championships and Olympic victories, she always makes a name for herself with strong performances on the rock. She is currently planning the Sharma test piece La Dura Dura in northern Spain. If she succeeds, she would be the first woman to climb grade 9b+.
Stefan Scherz climbs the 9a + route Papichulo in Oliana, Spain. This was only two months after a metatarsal fracture.
About two weeks ago, Janja Garnbret wrote climbing history with the onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. A few days later she doubled up with American Hustle. This video shows the inspection of American Hustle.
Janja Garnbret writes climbing history with her onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. Never before has a woman succeeded in onsighting a route with this level of difficulty.
The German climber Martina Demmel climbs into the club of 9a climbers: A few days ago she scored Joe Cita in Oliana.
Martina Demmel starts the year successfully. It is already presenting an impressive ticklist again.
Anak Verhoeven successfully climbed the Joe Mama (2019a +) sport climbing route in November 9. It was the first red dot ascent by a woman.
Cédric Lachat scores Joe Mama (9a +) in Oliana. On the same day, the Frenchman Sébastien Bouin also managed to walk the route.
David Firnenburg and Andrea Kümin have been in Spain since the beginning of the year. Both have set out on a difficult route - and have now successfully climbed.
The Swiss Cédric Lachat manages the famous Oliana route Pachamama (9a +). It is his sixth route to this degree.
The Swiss professional climber Cédric Lachat successfully climbs the Oliana routes American Hustle (8c) and Gorilas en la niebla (8b +) in an onsight style.
Anak Verhoeven manages the 9a + route Joe Mama in Oliana. It is the second route in this difficulty for the Belgian.
On Monday, 29. April 2019, Piotr Schab managed the sixth ascent of the 9b route Fight or Flight with her famous dynamic train.