Usobiaga Onsights Second 8c

by Chris Van Leuven Patxi Usobiaga Patxi Usobiaga onsighted his second 8c, Pata Negra (Rodellar, Spain), on October 7. This 120-foot, steep, endurance route was first onsighted by Czech climber Tomás Mrázek in September 2005.Usobiaga, a Basque climber, made the third ascent of Chris Sharma´s Realization (9a+) on July 29, 2004. Last October (2005), Usobiaga onsighted Gaua (8c) in Lezian, Spain. And in July of 2005, he sent ? within five tries ? Kinematix (9a) in Gorge du Loup, France.Patxi has onsighted 13 8b+ routes or harder and is the leader of the 2006 World Cup season (and winner of the 2005 World Games). ( Source: Climbing magazine )