La Rambla (climb)
La Rambla (La Rambla original or La Rambla extension) is a famously difficult sport climb in Siurana, Catalonia (Spain). It's located at the sector of El Pati. The first ascent was by Alexander Huber, in 1994, and was repeated 9 years later by Ramón Julián Puigblanque in 2003, after forty or fifty tries.
La Rambla is the route climbed by Alexander Huber in 1994 which ends at a chain and is called La Rambla Original. Puigblanque linked the route to another route nearby, via a traverse. His version is known as La Rambla extension. Huber graded his route 8c+/5.14c. Puigblanque climbed it to the chain and gave it a 9a+/5.15a grade, then traversed to the other route. The last 7 meters (extension) do not increase the grade. The grade changed from 5.14c to 5.15a because repeaters upgraded and thought the route was harder than Huber originally thought.
The repeat ascents were by:
- Edu Marín Garcia in 2006
- Chris Sharma in 2006 - a day after Edu Marín
- Andreas Bindhammer in 2007
- Patxi Usobiaga in 2007 - after nine tries
- Adam Ondra in 2008 - after five tries
- Enzo Oddo in 2011
- Sachi Amma in 2012
- Felix Neumärker in 2013.
- Sangwon Son in 2013
- Alexander Megos in 2013 - on his second attempt
- Daniel Jung in 2014
- Jonathan Siegrist in 2015
- Matty Hong in 2017 
- Margo Hayes in 2017 - making her the first woman to climb a confirmed 9a+/5.15a.
- Stefano Ghisolfi in 2017 
- Jacopo Larcher in 2017 - a day after Stefano Ghisolfi 
- Klemen Becan in 2017 
- Third ascent of La Rambla (original) by Chris Sharma - News - FreakClimbing.com
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- "Felix Neumärker klettert "La Rambla" (9a+) in Siurana (und weitere harte Nummern) bei". Klettern.de. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
- Alexander Megos strolls La Rambla 9a+ second go
- "Interview: Jonathan Siegrist Climbs La Rambla, his 2nd 5.15a". dpmclimbing.com. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "Q&A: Matty Hong Sends La Rambla (5.15a) in Spain". rockandice.com/. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
- "Margo Hayes Sends La Rambla (5.15a)!". Rockandice.com. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
- "Stefano Ghisolfi climb la rambla at siurana In the fourth attempt". planetmountain.com. 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
- "Jacopo Larcher climb la rambla at siurana". planetmountain.com. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
- "Klemen Bečan Jumps Aboard the La Rambla Send Train". rockandice.com/. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Description of the route (Spanish)
- Alex Huber, 1st ascent 1994, La Rambla (now called La Rambla Original, 40m)
- Ramon Julian , 2nd ascent 2003, 40m of La Rambla, plus 7m of extension via Reina Mora. The linked up routes are called La Rambla Direct.
- Ramon Julian on the crux being in La Rambla (original), not in La Rambla Direct (extension):
- Adam Ondra on revised grading in recent years
- Alex Huber on recent revised grading
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