Patxi Usobiaga Climbing in Switzerland's Rätikon


VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Patxi Usobiaga multi-pitch climbing in Austria's Rätikon from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

Patxi Usobiaga has won World Cups, world championships, and onsighted 5.14c. Now? Injuries from a nasty car wreck have forced him to retire from the training rigors required for competition climbing and high-end sport climbing. Patxi, forever obsessed with climbing, has redirected his motivations and aspirations into enjoying the freedom and adventure of multi-pitching on Europe’s endless limestone alpine walls. The video above was shot on the immaculate walls of Switzerland’s Rätikon by Bernardo Gimenez and does a wonderful job of profiling Patxi’s transition in his climbing life.