Nacho Sánchez Sends Catalán Witness the Fitness (V15)

Nacho Sánchez keeps the send-train rolling with a fourth ascent of Chris Sharma’s Catalán Witness the Fitness (V15) at Cova del Ocell, near Barcelona, Spain.

By Rock and Ice | February 29th, 2016

Nacho Sánchez keeps the send-train rolling with a fourth ascent of Chris Sharma’s Catalán Witness the Fitness (V15) at Cova del Ocell, near Barcelona, Spain. He sent the roof problem in only three sessions.

Sánchez, from Spain, worked the original beta until a “crucial” hold broke. “I had to change the method,” he told “I think the first section (7 moves) is 8B+ [V14], and the end is pretty easy compared to it, but it adds many moves so you also need some endurance in order to finish it.

“It is hard to compare to other boulder problems, but the complete line might be soft 8C [V15].”

Sharma made the first ascent on December 4, 2015, but he never suggested a grade. Spanish climber Alberto “Beto” Rocasolano repeated the climb earlier this month, after breaking a hold on the first section as well, and proposed 8C (V15) for difficulty. Felipe Camargo claimed the third ascent and confirmed the V15 grade.

Sánchez has sent five 8C (V15) or harder boulder problems, according to, including the first ascent of Crisis (V16), in Crevillente, Spain.


Watch Nacho Sánchez send Catalán Witness the Fitness (V15):


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