Piotr Schab has sent his fifth 5.15a in the past 12 months with his send of La Rambla in Siurana. Schab started climbing when he was seven and is in his early 20s, but his dad first sent a 5.14 back in 1997 when Schab was one.

Schab is one of the world’s best onsight climbers and recently said about his skill: “I’ve been onsighting since the very beginning of my climbing. I love the onsight game and the emotions that come out of it. A top climber should have the ability to read the route well while onsighting, as well as projecting. For me projecting is harder. Doing a route on your limit requires huge mental strength, which is very hard to get.”

Schab has a number of hard routes to his name, including Ali Hulk Extension 5.15a, Biographie 5.15a, Catxasa 5.15a, Thor’s Hammer 5.15a and Papichulo 5.15a. Swipe right below to watch video of send of La Rambla.

La Rambla Sends

Ramón Julián Puigblanque in 2003
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
Tomás Ravanal in 2018
Jon Cardwell in 2018
Piotr Schab in 2019

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