Jakob Schubert sends Off the Wagon
- Friday 10th January 2020
Jakob Schubert has just completed a short trip to Val Bavona where he sent Off the Wagon (Font 8b+).
Jakob Schubert on his send of Off the Wagon. Video grab from footage by @steffscherz
Posting on his Instagram account Jakob added a video of himself on the famous bloc. After the crucial initial section of the problem he then takes a few attempts to complete the problem before topping out as he explained on his post; ‘Sorry for taking so long on the top out it was basically a flash/onsight from the first move in and I didn’t want to punt ?’.
Schubert also tried the sit start of the same problem and came close but didn’t finish.
Previously in 2018 Schubert flashed/on-sighted Chris Sharma’s Catalan Witness the Fitness which was originally given Font 8c by Sharma before it was downgraded to Font 8b+. A number of other climbers have flashed/on-sighted Font 8b+ boulders including Ned Feehally who flashed Trust Issues, Daniel Woods who did Entlinge, Adam Ondra who did both Gecko Assis and Jade and Jimmy Webb who did The Globalist.
Watch Schubert’s ascent by clicking through here to go to his Instagram account.