Patxi Usobiaga is the 8a new world ranking leader after having put up Begi Puntuan, 9a in Etxauri. This means that Patxi has done eleven 8c+´s and harder in 2006. Adding seven 8b+´s OS and harder and you understand why he is #1 at the 8a world ranking. Four out of Top-5 are Spaniards not counting Edu Marin.