Santa Linya 9a's for Kinder, Schubert

posted by dpm on 01/09/2013


Joe Kinder has ticked his 2nd 5.14d route of the season in Spain's Santa Linya cave with Analogica Natural Left. His first of the season was Seleccio Natural (5.14d) which you can read about here. Joe offered some thoughts on his progression as a climber in his excellent blog. Check out some more great pictures of the action in Spain in his blog post titled, "The New Levels."

Joe Kinder on Analogica Natural Left (5.14d) in Santa Linya. Photo: Manabu/Joe's blog

2011 World Cup lead champ Jakob Schubert also turned up in Santa Linya for some outdoor climbing. In just two weeks, Schubert ticked five 5.14d routes including two in the same day. His ticklist included Ciudad de Dios, Sellecio Natural, Direct Open Your Mind, and the same day ascents of both Fuck the System and Analogica Natural. Following his final ascent of Direct Open Your Mind, Schubert commented on his 8a scorecard, "back to training mode now..."