Ascent 2 of Neanderthal by Jakob Schubert

Date of Ascent:

December 28, 2018

Suggested Grade:



6 days, 10-15 tries



Interview: Jakob Schubert on “Neanderthal” (5.15b)
Schubert saved the best for last. On December 28, he made the long-awaited second ascent of Neanderthal (9b/5.15b), a Chris Sharma king line in Santa Linya that the American first established way back in 2009. In the nine years since that first ascent, Neanderthal has bedeviled would-be repeaters—notably Adam Ondra and Magnus Midtbø—with its length and an infamous dyno crux.