Because of the demands of top-level competition climbing, athletes who focus on this discipline often have relatively few hard ascents under their belts on real rock. Ramón Julián is a notable exception to this rule. By successfully clipping the chains on Chris Sharma's Power Inverter (5.15a/9a+) at Oliana, Spain, he achieved his tenth route in the 9th grade. Ramón's prolific record on rock is due in no small part to his wife who, despite her fear of heights, accompanies Ramón to the crag whenever he is in need of a partner. In this video, she talks about her own dedication to her husband's passion, highlighting perhaps the reason why he was able to make the first repeat of this pumpy test piece.
Ramón Julián Repeats Chris Sharma's 'Power Inverter' (9a+/5.15a) | Ramón Julián: A Muerte, Ep. 4
Ramón Julián is the winner of two World Championships, the winner of two European Championships, the winner of one Climbing World Cup, a four-time world cup runner up, a consistent 9a/5.14d climber...and you've probably never seen him climb. He's One of the best climbers in history and there is next to no video footage of him.
Over four 4 episodes we will get unprecedented access to his life, his training, and his incredible climbing. Ramón is coming to the end of his career and he has saved the very best for last.
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