9a by Magnus Midtbø again

Magnus Midtbø has done Ciudad de dios 9a in Santa Linya. Due to heavy rain some 10 days a go he has left his 9b project and tried easier routes. I have found out that the key when it comes to wet holds is not to hesitate and not chalking up, as it only makes the rock more slippery.”

The picture is from the day after the rain when they had do cross a flooded river in Margalef where he onsighted Terrence Hill 8b+ with a wet crux. More info and pics by Henning Wang at his blog.

Any progress report on Neanderthal 9b?
The tufa is still wet but I have had a lot of progression the last few days. If it just dries up I think I can do (send) it pretty fast. I have already felt seven times on the dyno crux. I am in great shape and decided to try Ciudad yesterday just for training and it felt very easy.