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Viaje de los Locos– a spectacular line in Gorropu canyon, Sardegna.
An artistic line of tufas opened by Dani Andrada and climbed by Edu Marin and Sasha Digiulian at 8b+ max. You may know where, because it’s often overlooked by its famous neighbour Hotel Supramonte 8b!
In April Adrien and I arrived in one of the wettest springs on record. How do I type a face palm emoji?! Our objective was completely wet, constantly seeping on the opening tufa pitches. Well, to have Hotel Supramonte as a consolation is not so bad, too! We began preparing and practising on the climb. Really amazing to be up high in the canyon and have truly amazing stone to climb on, and really you must climb between those bolts! After two weeks of hot weather with rain days spent cooking and eating, and of course sampling the cannonau, ultimately Adrien left early. Too rainy, unclimbable!
With my good buddy Valter on board to support, we persevered, but in early May it rained for 8 days straight. The canyon was a
river, and we were prohibited from entering for a few days. The wall was a dripping mess. It was not to be. A wet day cleaning my
quickdraws and thankfully a few nice photos, but it was time to leave…but where to?
Northern Italy! I met a boy :)
Through the intense traffic congesting the historical corsia’s and viale’s Rome to they gym, Rock and Walls, and then toSperlonga my weekly pilgrimage to the rocks.
Grottone becomes my training ground on the weekend and Rock and Walls during the week for Ecole Verticale with my amazing clients and the buzzing Rome climbing community.
Climbing in these historical crags in Italy – one of the birth places of sport climbing - is climbing on the history of our sport. And, like the Madonna statues all over Rome, very polished by the hands of the worshippers! Great training value and great motivation to share it with with some of the new generation the Rogora sisters, Riccardino Moretti.
I felt good to clip the chains in just four tries on Viaggio Infinito8b+ in February. I wanted something harder to train for so I began to spend time on the 8c+ (9a?), Grandi Gesti, but my travel bug was making me itch and dreams of tufas and somemultipitch climbing. A plan was made. Drive to Poland, then to France to visit my French buddy Adrien Boulon and then drive to the ferry to spend one month to climb in Sardegna.
Thank you Monika „Ryba” , Ewa „Sasinka”, Kacha Gliwińska, Monika Sułkowska, Sergio and Silvia for strong motivation to move my ass to some amazing place like Gorropu…