Orbayu | 8c Multi-pitch


13 pitches.
Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

Nicolas Favresse
Added at 08:01 on 07 January 2022
Adam Pustelnik
Added at 08:01 on 07 January 2022
Sébastien Berthe
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Added at 20:09 on 01 September 2023


8 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Iker Pou Alternate Leads | worked Aug 2009
First ascent.

This is the most important route we've ever climbed. We worked it for two whole months this summer and it can be broken down into three sections. The first four pitches are new and very steep and were first ascended with a Rätikon and Wendenstöcke mentality, which means long run-outs from one bolt to the other! The second section shares six pitches of an old route called Mediterraneo, first climbed in 1980 using aid. The 5th pitch is the technical crux at 8c+/9a and although it is a bit easier, it is still 8a+. Both were originally climbed using aid and graded A3, and we risked big falls between 20 -25m. The protection on these pitches was very old, there were some original bolts, but most of the rest are wooden pitons, copperheads, micro-friends and nuts...

Eneko Pou Alternate Leads | worked Aug 2009
First ascent.
Nicolas Favresse Lead | worked Aug 2011
Second ascent. With Adam Pustelnik.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wmAliJeMHI

Adam Pustelnik Lead | worked Aug 2011
Cédric Lachat Lead | worked 9th Jul 2014
Eduard Marin Lead | worked 2016
Siebe Vanhee Lead | worked 25th Jul 2020
Sébastien Berthe Lead | worked 25th Aug 2023

In a day, and Seb's first day on the route!


[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cwp45YvtZJB/=