04 Sep Pou bros free climb Orbayu 8c+/9 a
After a 2 months working at Orbayu in El Picu Urriellu, in the heart of Picos de Europa, Iker and Eneko Pou sent in one day their 500m long 8c+/9a(max) project, Orbayu, the most important achievement of their career
This grade has not been climbed before for big wall.
This is the fifth route of high difficulty made by the Pou bros at Picu Urriellu after Pilar del Cantábrico 8a+/500 m.12 years ago.
Followed Zunbeltz 8b+/500 m redpoint in 2003, Quinto Imperio 8b/500 m, redpoint in 2006 e and Lurgorri 8c+/250 m in 2006.
UPclimbing 2009 August 28
UPCLIMBING 2009 August 26
Source POU brothers website