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Neanderthal 9b and Catxasa 9a+ by Adam Ondra
OffLine 8a.nu
  2019-02-12 00:00:00    
Adam Ondra reports on Insta that he has done Catxasa 9a+ and Neanderthal 9b in Santa Linya. Ondra started working the Chris Sharma 9b back in 2011 and then he tried it for several days also in 2015, 2017 and 2019 until he sent it. (c) Artofroute

"There are not many routes that I can tell about that I really hated then at certain point. But Neanderthal was definitely one of them. Not because the route is of bad quality, just because how many times I failed again and again. Getting over it and finally succeeding was a huge lesson."

In total, the 25 year old Czech has now done 24 routes 9b and harder. The runner ups are Chris Sharma with eight followed by Jakob Schubert and Stefano Ghisolfi with five 9b's or harder.
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OffLine pbla4024
  2019-02-13 18:33:36    
Schubert did four, right? Fight or Flight, La Planta de Shiva, Neanderthal, Stoking the Fire And Sharma seven? Fight or Flight, First Round First Minute, Golpe de Estado, Jumbo Love, Neanderthal, Stoking the Fire, La Dura Dura. Megos three, Amma two, Andrada two. Something like that?
OnLine Jens Larssen
  2019-02-13 19:17:47    
Schubert did also do El Bon Combat and although he gave it a personal 9a+, Sharma graded it 9b/+ so I think we need to include it in the 9b list.
OffLine pbla4024
  2019-02-14 11:40:53    
If you count slash grades, then you missed High Line, Marina Superstar, Torture Physique, Vicious Circle
OnLine kylemfspurgeon
  2019-02-14 15:29:18    
They are not intending to count slash grades, just the one outlier that is most probably consensus 9b, despite Schubert's low grade.
OffLine pbla4024
  2019-02-15 17:05:56    
One guy saying 9b/+ and one guy saying 9a+ is not consensus 9b.