Rayu | 8c Multi-pitch

14 pitches.

Eneko Pou:

The first part consists of seven pitches (about 300 m) with difficulties that do not exceed 7b, but many of them either do not have bolts, or only have one or two, meaning that you’re tested physically and psychologically since, in many places, falls are potentially very dangerous.

Iker Pou:

The second part consists of another seven more difficult pitches, very vertical and without rests, past continuous difficulties that peak with an 8c. As in the first section, bolts are runout and the pro needs backing up with trad gear. This was by far the crux. [1]


[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/new-picos-de-europa-8c-multi-pitch-by-pou-brothers-kico-cerda.html

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

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Sébastien Berthe
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Added at 13:08 on 29 August 2023


8 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Kico Cerdá Alternate Leads | worked Sep 2020
Eneko Pou Alternate Leads | worked Sep 2020
Iker Pou Alternate Leads | worked Sep 2020
Matilda Söderlund Alternate Leads | worked 13th Sep 2022
Sasha DiGiulian Alternate Leads | worked 13th Sep 2022
Brette Harrington Alternate Leads | worked 13th Sep 2022

Together with Sasha DiGiulian and Matilda Söderlund. They swung leads, with Matilda and Sasha both redpointing the crux pitch while Brette was unfortunately unable to redpoint the crux pitch.



Siebe Vanhee Alternate Leads | worked Aug 2023

Together with partner Sébastien Berthe.

Sébastien Berthe Alternate Leads | flash Aug 2023

Seb and partner Siebe Vanhee swapped leads, with Seb flashing all his pitches including the crux 8c pitch.


[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cwfe0gHtRw4/=