March 07, 2015
Today I climbed the first ascent of El Bon Combat 9b/+ @giancolafoto Two years ago after climbing La Dura Dura It was time to mix it up. Years of single pointed focus on pushing the limits of sport climbing had taken a bit of a toll. It was time to get back to the roots of climbing, travelling, having fun, being spontaneous and opening up to new inspiration. It's interesting though, we always gravitate back to who we are. What's the next step, where do we go from here? Well if we are open to it, life has a way of guiding us along. My friend @marti_boncombat had a project that I'd heard about at Cova de Ocell 40 min from Barcelona and when I checked it out I was drawn back to and reminded of what my life has been about for so long; the lines that grab our imagination and inspire us to take our game up a notch , The King Lines . Something created by Mother Nature as if it were designed to be climbed, perfect shapes, just barely enough to find a path up, something worthy of dedicating yourself to 200%. Since June I've tried this line and it's reawakened my passion for straight up, at your limit, hard climbing. After many Close calls and a ton of effort it finally came together today. So psyched to be back in the flow and very excited for more. Mucho agradecimiento a @marti_boncombat para la visión de equipar ese vía tan perfecta, a @marc.lemenestrel por compartir ratos tan bonitos juntos hablando de la vida al pie de vía, a @giancolafoto por grabar y asegurarme todos los días de ese viaje largó , y por su puesto a mi chica preciosa @alarconjimena por ser un apollo increíble en mi vida te amo ! And of course thanks to all the support from everyone who has been following and sending me good vibes and messages! Stay tuned for the video soon! Tambien tengo muchas ganas de compartir pronto un nuevo proyecto que tengo aqui en Barcelona. Va a ser de otro nivel! @prana @redbull @evolvusa @sterlingrope @petzl_official @walltopia @climbskinspain @clifbarcompany @metoliusclimbing @sanukfootwear
December 01, 2018
Jakob Schubert has repeated Chris Sharma's El Bon Combat in the Cova de l'ocell not far from Barcelona, Spain. Chris gave the route 9b/+ whereas Jakob is leaning towards it being a bit easier, hard 9a+ or so. This was the first repeat.