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New 5.15a, V15 Sends, and La Rambla Repeated

La Rambla is one of the most climbed 5.15s with nearly 30 sends in the past 20 years

Top climbers have been busy sending hard routes in Europe and the U.S.A. as late winter conditions are providing great temps for projects. Iker Pou, 44, sent a new 5.15a in Mallorca with Gran Guggenheim that combines Guggenheim with Gran lubre. It’s only Mallorca’s second at the grade along with Pou’s 2015 climb Big Men.

Jorge Díaz-Rullo, 21, became the first climber of 2021 to send La Rambla 5.15a in Spain. He’d previously climbed over a dozen 5.15s, with classics like El Bon Combat 5.15b and Biographie 5.15a.

Also this week, Matt Fultz and and Andy Lamb climbed The Nest V15 in First Creek. First climbed by Daniel Woods in 2013, it was repeated by Jimmy Webb, and later by Paul Robinson and Nalle Hukkataival.

La Rambla

1994: FA Alexander Huber, Germany
2003: Extension by Ramón Julián Puigblanque, Spain
2006: Edu Marín Garcia, Spain
2006: Chris Sharma, USA
2007: Andreas Bindhammer, Germany
2007: Patxi Usobiaga, Spain
2008: Adam Ondra, Czech Republic
2011: Enzo Oddo, France
2013: Sachi Amma, Japan
2013: Felix Neumärker, Germany
2013: Sangwon Son, South Korea
2013: Alex Megos, Germany
2014: Daniel Jung, Germany
2015: Jonathan Siegrist, USA
2017: Matty Hong, USA
2017: Margo Hayes, USA
2017: Stefano Ghisolfi, Italy
2017: Jacopo Larcher, Italy
2017: Klemen Bečan, Slovenia
2017: Sébastian Bouin, France
2018: Tomás Ravanal, Chile
2018: Jon Cardwell, USA
2019: Piotr Schab, Poland
2019: Dave Graham, USA
2019: Gonzalo Larrocha, Spain
2019: Cédric Lachat, Switzerland
2020: Jorge Díaz-Rullo, Spain