First 9b for Piotr Schab that resolved Fight or Flight

Oliana gives an important milestone to the very strong Polish

30 April 2019
Piotr Schab closes Fight or Flight and realizes the dream of climbing his first 9b.

Super performance at Oliana for the flying Polish Piotr Schab who manages to solve no less than Fight or Flight, test piece of Chris Sharma graded 9b! This is the first route of this grade for him but also the first for a climber from his country, Poland, which is emerging with few but very strong sport climbers. "It took me 22 days in total, including 15 in 2018. It really means a lot, 9b is a dream and Fight or Flight is a real challenge. I have never climbed such a demanding route, my other achievements were more enduring lengths and I had to adapt a lot to the style of this shot. "Since 2011, when Chris Sharma made the first ascent, the other repetitions have been those by Adam Ondra in 2013, Jakob Schubert and Sachi Amma in 2015 and Matty Hong in 2018.




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