Jorge Diaz-Rullo Climbs a 5.15b and Three 5.14d’s in Just Three Days
Earlier this week, Jorge Diaz-Rullo, a 20-year-old Spaniard, ticked his first 5.15b when he sent Adam Ondra’s La Planta de Shiva, Villanueva del Rosario, Spain. And, as some serious icing on the cake, Diaz-Rullo went on to send another three 9a (5.14d) routes over the following two days. Talk about a good week of climbing!
Diaz-Rullo’s was the fifth ascent of La Planta de Shiva. Ondra made the first ascent in 2011. It was then repeated by Jakob Schubert in 2016, Angy Eiter in 2017, and Jonathan Siegrist just earlier this month.
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In an interview with Desnivel, Diaz-Rullo said he worked the route for one-and-a-half months, making four trips to the crag in all, each between three and six days.
The day after sending La Planta, Diaz-Rullo added Mangarbo (9a/+ 5.14d/5.15a) and Mandanga (9a/5.14d) to his resume. And then just the day after that he made the first ascent of Circo total at 9a, in Cuenca, Spain. According to 8a.nu, his new route is a “link up between Circo ibérico 9a+ and Seta total 9a.”
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In 2017, when he was 18, Diaz-Rullo climbed his first—and still only—9a+, Dani Andrada’s Ali Hulk Extension in the Ali Baba Cave, Rodellar, Spain.
Watch Jakob Schubert climb La Planta de Shiva (9b/5.15b)