Patxi Usobiaga sends first 8c+ on sight in history
Patxi Usobiaga has sent Bizi Euskaraz on sight. It is the first ascent of this route which Patxi has proposed as a serious 8c+, but always waiting for the opinion of future repeaters.
Bizi Euskaraz is located in Etxauri, a crag in the Navarra region of Spain. The route was bolted by Ekaitz Maiz four years ago and has been an open project since then, despite the efforts of strong climbers. Ekaitz Maiz and Gorka Karapeto were present during the historical ascent and endorse the grade proposed by Patxi.
No doubt the recent months proved Patxi Usobiaga is in great shape. Just to remind his achievements after he was the winner of the Lead World Cup 2007: On 27 November the Basque climber redpointed La Rambla 9a+ in Siruana and not even two hours later he sent the nearby Estado Crítico (8c+/9a). Later he climbed La Novena Enmienda 9a+ at Santa Linya, two 9a – Fuck the System and Esclatamaster at Perles, Mercenaris del Pasat 8c+ at Santa Linya and numerous 8th grade routes as a "warming up". All that led to the first in the history 8c+ on sight climb in Navarra.